hi.. i realize my post is out of place as this has nothing to do with boats but please help if you can
(the other fiberglass forum i found is not accepting new members at this time)
so i'm building a loft in a bedroom and in order to keep a lowish profile on the railings, i've fiberglassed them for added strength..
the railings were attached to the post in a mortise/tenon style using a slower setting epoxy (30 minute working time.. 24hr full cure as per the label/instructions)
the railings were attached then left to set for over 24 hrs prior to doing the glass.. my problem is now, the glass won't harden in the areas near the joints (where the epoxy was used)..
it's been over a day and a half and it's still un_sandable in those areas..
the resin i'm using for the fiberglass is fibre glast's #83 polyester laminating resin.. the room is slightly cold so i've added a little extra mek (1tsp per 12oz as opposed to recommended 1tsp per pint)
it seems as if the polyester resin is melting or reacting in some way to the epoxy which is preventing it from curing..
so, anyway.. what do i do now???