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So far I've patched up some holes, strengthened a few pieces and fabbed some other little bits and pieces, so I'm slowly getting better at Epoxying the tips of my fingers together :-) Initially I used the West Systems sachets, I now have WS 105+205 jugs with pumps, peel ply, CF, Fiber Glass and Carbon Kevlar Fiber cloth, and bunch of quick questions. I work in small 8oz batches as delivered by the WS pumps; usually my pieces are small or tiny. Environment is Miami, FL, so warm+humid. Work happens on my balcony with a view of the bay where I pine to sail. Therefore I don't have much patience, I want to be in the water and not mucking about with glue! :-) How short can you reasonably wait for one coat to be 'tacky' and ready for next layer? How long can I keep epoxy in liquid/gel state by cooling down in a wide-bottomed pot? How cold does it need to be? Is there overlap between those, so I can get two coats out of one 8oz batch? :-) (Edit: for example, can we put rough numbers to the fine graph in this WS article? https://www.westsystem.com/instruction-2/epoxy-basics/epoxy-chemistry/ ) When I'm working on strengthening a piece, layering on top... if I patiently wait for the base coat to get tacky and apply the first layer of cloth... is it reasonable, safe, sound to apply a couple more layers of cloth? (assuming a flat/simple surface, laid out flat). All these "wait two hours" bits pile up :-) Is there any rough cure time "calculator"? I know it's hard with all the temp, batch size, pot shape variables... And finally -- what's your favorite home DIY composite technique (link to writeup or video...)? I'm specially interested in tips and techniques for low-effort decent finish. So far my pieces have been plenty strong, but hairy/spiky and ugly as sin.