View Full Version : cold weather cracking

12-21-2008, 01:46 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. ;)

12-21-2008, 02:31 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.

12-21-2008, 09:38 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.

12-22-2008, 08:42 AM
thanks guys, just wasnt quite sure if i had anything to worry about or not.

12-22-2008, 05:34 PM
it can. the gel is suppose to be heated up or cooled down gradually

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