- May 10, 2015 at 6:34 am #1795
This question comes through email by Kelly:
I have a sorta off topic question about resin. I cant seem to get anyone to at least answer me so, my husband was trying to embed an object into basically a resin ball. The object has a metal pole coming off of it.so basically imagine a metal rod with a pool ball at the end but not has big. He ended up pouring the resin and letting set in a glass candle holder that had the shape he wanted. Im afraid I would have to tell hi, he will have to break the glass. Any answers would really help.
- May 10, 2015 at 6:36 am #1796
Sadly, your husband is going to have to break the glass. Im also concerned the glass isnt going to come off very neatly, meaning he will have to sand or grind off additional glass pieces.
I would be interested in knowing how things turn out. Please share what happens!
- November 8, 2018 at 10:31 pm #16375
I need a certain mold shape that i can only fined in a glass candle holder. Is there a specific relese agent to use if you are using glass as a mold and wwant the resin to be able to be removed?
- November 9, 2018 at 11:37 am #16377
Unfortunately, glass does not work as a resin mold. The mold needs to be flexible to release the resin.
- November 22, 2018 at 1:19 am #16679
I need to get a fine smooth surface of epoxy by just pouring it onto glass surface. How can I release epoxy from glass in this case?
Thank you in advance.
- November 22, 2018 at 5:54 pm #16706
Glass does not work as a resin mold. The mold needs to be flexible to release the resin.
- April 8, 2019 at 4:18 pm #37743
I’ve been interested in making a ship in a bottle except I would fill it with resin once everything’s in place. If I used a glass bottle (I have a bunch of glass Cheerwine bottles) then broke the glass bottle once the resin was set, do you think it would turn out okay? Or would it just break the resin as well?
- April 9, 2019 at 11:01 am #37804
No, I’m afraid it would not turn out okay. Resin sticks to glass quite well. Both will break.
- May 7, 2019 at 3:44 pm #41099
Hi Katherine, just discovered you , love your projects, I’m a simple mom that wants to give a gift to my daughter preserving her wedding bouquet flowers, i have crazy ideas, like making her an ensemble for her dining table, that consists in glass pillar candle holders filled with the flowers embedded in the resin, to be the base of led candles and a center piece circular or oval made with resin with the flowers in, mounted on a glass vase that has the shape of a footed compote cup this will act as a base only,the center piece will be removable from the vase, my question is if i use the glass pillar filled with the flowers and the resin can i live them that way without breaking the glass?? I know this is to long but I’ve looked everywhere but everybody wants to brake the glass i ask why? if i get the effect i want that is preserving the flowers? can i live it that way?
Thank you so much for your attention, and greatly will appreciate your advise, love
- May 7, 2019 at 8:29 pm #41183
Hi Carmela, resin sticks very well to glass (think glue). Since the glass isn’t flexible, there isn’t a way to flex the glass to get a casting out.