TLDR: Added too much hardener. Can I fix this?
Making my 3rd board and for whatever reason I wasn't thinking and measured all of my epoxy incorrectly. I was supposed to measure the hardener at .44 weight the resin. Instead, I did all of my calculations at .44 the amount of OZ I was trying to pour. For example, if I wanted 25oz of epoxy, I would pour 11 oz of hardener (.44 of 25) and 14 oz or resin, rather than by the weight of the resin. Ok, big mistake and yes I am an idiot. I am not sure what I was thinking but I did all of the calculations at one time so never caught it. Anyway, its done and I have a completely glassed board...
Board is dry. Its not tacky or sticky. However, it feels slightly softer than my other boards when I press on it. Maybe more rubbery is a better term. I've notice some of the strands on the ground that I had cut off during glassing bend and don't break. The deck and bottom feel like I am going to pressure ding this pretty easily. I can press in with my nail and make a mark but when I tap on it it feels solid. It looks solid. Rails, fins, leash plug feel really solid and they are fine. Its been sitting in my garage for 48 hrs curing at well over 80+ degrees and this is the result.
Any way to salvage this? I was thinking I could just leave as is and hope for the best, add a layer of fiberglass to the deck to help with pressure dings, sand and re hot coat the board, or reglass the entire board by stripping the glass and redoing it. This is a fish for under chest high waves, boards for me personally, and I only paid maybe $225 for materials so not the end of the world here.