Damage on resin tray from metal object

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    Rebecca

    Hi! I make trays from vintage wood and then pour epoxy resin over wallpaper…i am wondering if anyone could help me with 2 things:
    First, I guess resin wasn’t completely hardened (even after over a week) and something pushed on resin and created a pock mark/dent that seems to go deeper than merely the surface. Is it possible to do something about this? I wish I could post a picture to show exactly what I am describing…
    Second, I am extremely saddened that some of my trays are starting to yellow after a couple of months!!!! What really is the best resin that doesn’t yellow and does it make a difference on how thick the resin is? I like the look of thicker but it seems those are the ones that are yellowing quicker!! Help me please!!

  • #82253 Reply

    Katherine Swift
    Keymaster

    Hi Rebecca,

    The best way to correct the divot in your tray is to recoat the entire area. Unfortunately resin doesn’t work well as spackle.

    Unfortunately, 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.

  • #82254 Reply

    rebecca

    Thanks Katherine…Do you know if Art Resin is any better with the yellowing? Going forward I am going to try to stay away from using wallpaper that has any white in it but that doesn’t help me with the ones I already have made. 🙁
    Is there any way to remove resin from tray?

    • #82256 Reply

      Katherine Swift
      Keymaster

      Hi Rebecca,

      All resins are going to yellow with time, even Art Resin.

      I’m afraid I don’t have an easy and safe way to remove resin from a metal tray.

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