Can osi be used in cold weather (30-20 degrees). If anybody has any input please post... Everything I have read says it can but I would like a little input from someone who was used it before in the cold weather.
Absolutely it can, I'd highly recommend keeping the tubes warm(not hot) though, or it gets a little hard to gun and you'll get pops and inconsistency. This seems to be more of a problem with the new "low voc" formula.
yep Ive used it down to -10. leave it in the truck for a while and it is fine. only takes a 15 minutes outside and it acts like it is hardend silicone though. When weather warms up it seems to have worked as advertised.
Ive used it often in the winter without problems, probably down to 15 degrees maybe colder. I have a heat lamp in the tailer I put over the box im using, keeps it warm but not to hot wear it makes a mess.
Works fine, pumps hard. Like has been said get it warm before use. I set box on an electric radiant heater in the trailer to warm up, takes an hour or so when very cold. To keep it warm while in use stick your gun in a pair of old socks with holes in the toes along with a couple hand warmers. No need if you're going to empty the tube quickly.
A few weeks ago I had a homeowner that was worried the caulking (OSI Quad) we were using would not hold up because it was to cold. It was in the 20's. He did not take my word for it and called OSI direct. They told him they do not recommend it be used lower then 10 degrees. The main reason for the 10 degree temp was the air is so dry and cold at that temp. With the 7-9 day cure time OSI has, it would take much longer to cure. That being said, we use it all year round in MN and never had an issue. We just keep the tubes in the shop at night and keep them in the truck cab until we need them on the job site.
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