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bry
12-21-2008, 02:46 PM
hey guys, i'm just wondering if taking a boat into a warm heated heated shop from our cold canadian winter, will that crack the gel-coat. this will be a 70-75 degree temp change. the same applies to going back out into the cold. ;)

TMCNo1
12-21-2008, 03:31 PM
I wouldn't think so, just as long as you don't have heat blowing directly on it as soon as you bring it inside.
If the transition either way was bad, I think there would be a lot of Corvette owners in serious trouble.

Gonzo
12-21-2008, 10:38 PM
If it worries you, just leave the door up 10 min or so, pull it in close the door and let the room/boat come up to temp together.

bry
12-22-2008, 09:42 AM
thanks guys, just wasnt quite sure if i had anything to worry about or not.

Boarder15
12-22-2008, 06:34 PM
it can. the gel is suppose to be heated up or cooled down gradually

bry
12-24-2008, 01:41 PM
really.....i'd love to hear more. how slowly, how many times in & out should be done.