- August 11, 2020 at 9:04 pm #85478JenniferGuest
Can anyone help?
I’ve had a little break from resin (back to work after furlough) i made 2 coasters aprox 2 months ago- perfectly cured- no problems.
But noticed my niece “swishing” it around the coffee table a while back- the underside is now scratched (like i’ve done a quick scrape with sandpaper)
Any advice on how or why this has happened? I feel like i mixed the resin the correct amount of time (and actually found it a superior quality to another i was using )
I thought resin was supposed to scratch resistant (when made correctly) but certain i did? Can’t see how i can measure and mix it any more correctly?
Would a too coat on the underside be of any use?
Thanks in advance.
- August 12, 2020 at 2:57 pm #85490
Hi Jennifer, it might be the resin. Which one did you use?
- August 12, 2020 at 9:49 pm #85492JenniferGuest
Thank you for the reply –
The brand i used is called “dipoxy-2k-700” (From amazon) XoX
- August 13, 2020 at 11:36 am #85495
Hmm. I’m not familiar with that one. Do you remember if it mixed thick (like honey) or thin (like water)?
- August 15, 2020 at 12:24 pm #85519JenniferGuest
Eeer… somewhere inbetween i’d say. I had another brand- that i used 2nd, called “decorrom epoxy resin kit” it is on google in a cute little package with colourful leaves on, i used that one and remember it being much thicker than the dipoxy…and tried doing top coats with the decorrom one- wasn’t succesful- but the dippxy resin one-perfect for a top coat.
Need to buy more as ran out- but if it’s just going to scratch?
- August 15, 2020 at 3:17 pm #85520
Hi Jennifer, it’s been my experience that the thicker the resin, the more likely it is to scratch.
- November 23, 2020 at 11:35 am #91022Mariëlla van DongenGuest
Hi,I had a small scratch on a beautiful Exposy resin jewelry piece. I tried to repair it with Castin art spray but it came out ugly. Is there a way to remove the spray without damaging the resin? I only used a small spray on the spot with the scratch. I hope you can help!
Kind regards, Mariëlla
- November 24, 2020 at 2:13 pm #91033
Hi Mariella, I’m afraid the only way to remove the spray is to sand it off, which will likely damage your pieces.
If it is a hard curing resin, you can try to polish it. I explain several options for that here: https://www.resinobsession.com/resin-frequently-asked-questions/how-to-polish-resin-different-ways-of-polishing-resin/
- December 18, 2020 at 10:55 pm #91320AuraGuest
Im new to resin art and so far my biggest worry is scratches. So i hope someone can explain, what im doing wrong. The coasters dry perfectly fine, im sure im mixing resin in correct ratio, but the surface will scratch so easy 🙁 even i wipe it with microfibre cloth.. any suggestions what im doing wrong or is that normal with resin..?
- December 19, 2020 at 2:39 pm #91326
I’m sorry to read your resin coasters are scratching. It might be the resin you are using. Some, even when fully cured, will cure soft.
For coasters, I like to use one of our casting resins. They cure quite hard and clear!
For pours of 3 ounces or less, the Resin Obsession super clear resin is what you want: https://shop.resinobsession.com/collections/resin/resin-obsession-super-clear-resin
For pours of 3 ounces or more, the Resin obsession deep pour casting resin works great: https://shop.resinobsession.com/collections/resin/resin-obsession-deep-pour-resin
- May 21, 2021 at 5:06 pm #93378ShannaGuest
We have been making resin art for quite a while but are having issues with our trays. For some reason they scratch easily and if you put anything harder on it like a mug an indentation shows up easily. Not sure what were doing wrong here! Any recommendations? We let it cure for 72 hours and its above 75 degrees.
- May 22, 2021 at 10:57 am #93382
Hi Shanna, it sounds like you may be using a soft-curing resin.
For pours of 3 ounces or less into a mold or filled container, the Resin Obsession super clear resin is what you want: https://shop.resinobsession.com/collections/resin/resin-obsession-super-clear-resin
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