- March 28, 2017 at 6:53 pm #8401
This question comes from Tim:
Will there be shrinkage?
Can a Polyurethane be put on top of this.
- March 28, 2017 at 6:54 pm #8402
A few questions for you:
2. Is the 8″ x 4″ hole you are filling inside another object?
3. What are you trying to accomplish with the polyurethane?
- March 28, 2017 at 11:44 pm #8404Tim JensenGuest
on table surface which the table top coat will be polyurethane or similar.
Will I need hair dryer or heat source if using your super clear casting resin ?????
Thank you for every second of your time concerning this for all who will be educated.
Tim the ignorant…..
- March 29, 2017 at 3:40 pm #8409
- March 3, 2018 at 2:38 am #12533RobGuest
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- May 23, 2018 at 12:39 pm #13610Dave BensonGuest
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- May 28, 2018 at 6:43 am #13676Dave BensonGuest
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- June 10, 2018 at 12:14 pm #13823Jersy AlvaGuest
I’ve been thinking of using a polyester resin but from what I’ve been told by merchants is that polyester doesn’t adhere as well as an epoxy resin does. I’ve never poured Polyester but all I’ve read says polyester is harder to work as far as smell and cure time. Is there a benefit to using one over the other for my application? Is there a clear epoxy resin that can be poured 2” thick and won’t overheat and crack? Thanks!
- June 10, 2018 at 7:33 pm #13829
I’m not clear, are you casting the resin by itself or with wood?/
- July 9, 2018 at 3:53 pm #14326RAHUL PATELGuest
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- July 20, 2018 at 12:28 am #14447EzeOneGuest
- July 20, 2018 at 11:04 am #14452
You can either color the resin or use lights for your project.
- August 21, 2018 at 3:13 pm #15156Robert KetterlinusGuest
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- September 19, 2018 at 3:28 am #15629RandyGuest
- September 19, 2018 at 11:19 am #15633
Unfortunately, I don’t know of any resin that has been tested to hold oil for long periods of time.
- September 19, 2018 at 3:34 pm #15638RandyGuest
They won’t be holding the oil directly, it’s more for displaying the bottles
- October 1, 2018 at 11:16 pm #15860Sean BackusGuest
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- December 5, 2018 at 6:05 pm #18539JohnGuest
I’m looking to fill a 3D printer trophy with resin. What kind is going to be best?
- December 5, 2018 at 10:11 pm #18600
How large is the trophy?
- December 5, 2018 at 9:36 pm #18591GabbyGuest
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- December 10, 2018 at 8:31 pm #19765nolanGuest
Is this how any of this works? I apologize to be so clueless. I just want a giant epoxy resin block.
I really appreciate any guidance anyone’s willing to offer. Have a great week!
- December 10, 2018 at 11:02 pm #19793
Here are the things to watch out for as you are doing this project:
- January 5, 2019 at 11:14 am #25467Robert WendtGuest
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- January 14, 2019 at 1:22 pm #26724BridgetGuest
- January 14, 2019 at 3:51 pm #26738
If you don’t want a high-gloss finish, you can rough it up with a little sandpaper once cured.
- April 4, 2019 at 6:39 am #37333jeffreyGuest
- April 4, 2019 at 1:58 pm #37350
You have a lot going on here!
- April 21, 2019 at 6:13 am #38825Shantelle LewickiGuest
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- April 25, 2019 at 3:28 am #39050JasilynGuest
- May 8, 2019 at 2:22 pm #41499Andrew HallquistGuest
- May 9, 2019 at 12:57 pm #41879
Hi Andrew, I’m afraid I don’t have a list of resins that meet that requirement.
- May 9, 2019 at 1:13 am #41675Kaye JonesGuest
Good evening and thank you, in advance, for any asssistance.
My research leads me to believe that a polyester resin is my best option.
1. Will the resin give me an issue in the silicone molding?
1a. I’ve read 3 oz at a time…that seems to cover my needs. Should I adhere to the 1/8 inch thick at a time…or does that just apply to flat surfaces?
2. I read that the surface dries sticky…what is my best option to create a clear glassy look using a foam applicator (I would rather not spray)
3. I read mixing slow and keeping a heat gun handy are my best defensed against bubbles w/o using a vacuum device. Any other suggestions?
4. Once I pour the resin in the mold, while its drying should I place a cover on top w/ some sort of ventaliation?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
- May 9, 2019 at 12:58 pm #41880
You have a lot going on here!
- June 3, 2019 at 2:13 pm #50173JacquelineGuest
I will be making paperweights using a silicone baking mold of 6 dome shapes. Each individual dome is 2 3/4”dia and 1 1/3” deep. I intend to adhere a picture to the flat bottom.
1. Which product will work to create a clear outcome in a single pour?
2. After using ModPodge to seal the picture, do i use the same resin as a glue to affix the picture to the cured dome? Or do I use additional ModPodge?
- June 4, 2019 at 2:11 pm #50464
Yes, you can use the Mod Podge as a glue to glue the paper down to your sealed resin.
- June 19, 2019 at 3:12 pm #54277Tyson AndrewsGuest
Ive decied to start a project of encapsulating a 3’x8’x1.5″ kit table.
im encapsulating 3/4″ pecky cypress on bottem.
i dont really know what would be the best product for this type of project,
looking for it to be a clear, and very hard as there will be a mounting bracket under the table.
- June 20, 2019 at 3:11 am #54324GaryGuest
- July 16, 2019 at 1:32 pm #61268CiaraGuest
- July 16, 2019 at 7:33 pm #61384Sadreddin BaharnezhadGuest
- July 24, 2019 at 6:40 am #64879leanneGuest
- July 24, 2019 at 11:49 am #64951
- August 20, 2019 at 10:47 pm #80604Sierra ReidGuest
I’m looking to preserve dried flowers in resin and am wondering which resin would be the most bubble free and resist yellowing over time. Also, some of the silicon molds I am hoping to use are pretty thick. The biggest one is a square that is 7″ in length and width and about 2.5″ in depth. Which resin would be the best for my project? Also, will I have to do multiple pours?
Thank you so much,
- September 11, 2019 at 7:25 pm #82384KaseyGuest
Your feedback is valued and appreciated
- January 24, 2020 at 1:25 am #83413Ryan OGuest
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- March 8, 2020 at 1:48 am #83772Dorothy HaldimanGuest
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- April 26, 2020 at 3:20 am #84212GaryGuest
- April 26, 2020 at 1:18 pm #84217
Using this resin calculator https://www.resinobsession.com/resin-calculator/
For a table this size, you will need about 14 3/4 liters.
- June 19, 2020 at 4:23 am #84758Pete ConatyGuest
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- June 20, 2020 at 8:06 pm #84776Pete ConatyGuest
Thanks! And the best resin for this type of deep casting project?
- June 21, 2020 at 11:42 am #84781
- November 8, 2020 at 7:04 pm #90818Margaret PeltierGuest
I’m really new to resin and am not sure which to pick, or even how feasible my project is. I make tree suncatchers and wrap them on stone crystals. Usually I put felt on the bottom so they don’t scratch table surfaces. However recently I’ve acquired three stones that are a smidge flaky on the bottom (the outer layer of a geode) and also are really pretty on the bottom.
I would like to partially cast them in resin. One of them is about 5 inches long and 2-3 inches tall, then the tree. Ideally I’d like to have the bottom half or so of the stone in a cast, so the five inches long and maybe 1.5 inches of it cast. I’d like it to be clear, and be able to be sanded so that its not a big block thats far outside the shape of the stone (its oval ish). (But maybe the shape of the cast could be helped with whatever mold I use?)
Would I need to use the same polyester resin as suggested for the builder of ship models? Or would a different type be preferable (I won’t be adding any color or anything like that).
Thanks so much!
- November 10, 2020 at 1:03 pm #90842