I read on the can of solvent based Dap Weldwood that the parts and adhesive must be at 65 degrees for 24 hours prior to application and for 72 hours afterward. Is this overkill? We are having a cold snap right now and I have only been able to get my shop heated to about 55 degrees during work hours. At night it cools to about 30 degrees by morning. I heat with a wood burning stove right now, so heating throughout the night is not possible. I need to use solvent base on this project. I would like to hear from those who may have been in the situation I am in and find out if there were any problems with the bond in the short or long run.
(Laminate and Solid Surface Forum)
From contributor F:
It's my understanding that 60 degrees is the low end for solvent based, both material and adhesive. At that temp, longer open time is required. I'm sure 55 would work (being far from freezing), but make sure you allow plenty of time for drying. If time allows, you might do one piece and test the adhesion next day.
P.S. I trust you have electric in the shop? Just put in a couple of strips of electric baseboard and a thermostat - cheap to buy and install, and 220v is all you need.