Crystal clear resin

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    Katherine Swift
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    This question comes from Kim:

    I have used several types of resin but none are crystal clear. Is there one that you use that is crystal clear? I have heard that some use bar top resin, thoughts?

    #7436 Reply

    Katherine Swift
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    What are you trying to do with the resin?

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    Kim baker

    Jewelry making. I have used resin that says crystal clear but it has a yellow result everytime

    #7438 Reply

    Katherine Swift
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    Is it casting yellow from the beginning or turning yellow later? Some resins will say they are clear, but may cast with an amber tint. Unfortunately, however, all resins are going to yellow over time. Resins with UV inhibitors and stabilizers help extend the time before yellowing occurs. However, things such as mixing off ratio (even though it still can cure without tackiness), putting over an improperly cured lacquer, excessive heat, and or constant exposure to sunlight can speed up the yellowing process. How long the epoxy will last in its clear state is very difficult to predict.

    Have you reviewed this page on our blog: https://www.resinobsession.com/resin-frequently-asked-questions/resin-casting It identifies which of the resins we sell may cast with an amber tint.

    #7446 Reply

    Kim baker

    I’m using what say Crystal clear but mixes light yellow.I want a water clear resin

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    Katherine Swift
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    Are you using molds or bezels?

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    Kim baker

    Molds. Silicone and plastic.

    #7481 Reply

    Katherine Swift
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    I would recommend the Resin Obsession super clear resin. https://shop.resinobsession.com/collections/resin/products/resin-obsession-super-clear-resin-6-oz-kit-jewelry-quality-resin It mixes in a thin viscosity, so bubbles are almost never a problem making it ideal for molds.

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