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Hi, I've been putting a skim coat on my 76 monte (which I have learned is a pain in the...). I guess I didn't put in enough hardner on one coat, it hasn't hardened and I've given it a week. Any way to fix this situation...what happens if I go over that coat with another one full of hardner? Thanks, Adam

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i'd strip it off and start again, if you load it up with hardner you'll just create more problems later.
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Scrape it ALL off,, don't put anymore filler over that, you will ahve one hell of a mess,,
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Scrape it ALL off,, don't put anymore filler over that, you will ahve one hell of a mess,,
Bill is right sorry for your problem

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Hi, I've been putting a skim coat on my 76 monte (which I have learned is a pain in the...). I guess I didn't put in enough hardner on one coat, it hasn't hardened and I've given it a week. Any way to fix this situation...what happens if I go over that coat with another one full of hardner? Thanks, Adam
After you get it back down to metal, I suggest using polyester primer instead of skim coat. It's basically sprayable filler and goes on real easy. I recommend Evercoat Slick Sand or Featherfill G2.
I am assuming you are after a high-build sandable surface in order to flatten some flawed panels and polyester primer is perfect for this.
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If it hasn't hardened yet, six months from now, it still will not have hardened. The only way to fix it is to scrape it all off. Any left on there will be a problem later.

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you must strip it off.
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AND clean and resand where it was applied!

A putty knife might do the trick.
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