liquid glass versus resin

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    • #10710
      Katherine Swift
      Keymaster

      This question comes from Elise:

      I life in holland and i have a question: Why alway need a resin of 2 components. Can I also use liquid glass=sodium silicate? We call it “waterglas”. We can buy this in one bottle and don’t need to mix it. It is even as clear and as massive as 2-comp. resin. Can you pleas tell me thedifferences.

    • #10711
      Katherine Swift
      Keymaster

      Hi Elise,

      Resin is generally a two-part system: a resin and hardener (or catalyst). You can use UV resin, which is a single part, and UV light works as the catalyst.

      I haven’t used sodium silicate, but a quick google search lets me know it’s meant to be used as a surface coating, say like for a car. It wouldn’t be suitable for casting like resin is.

    • #37872
      Judy H
      Guest

      In the states, Tri Art makes a pouring medium called Liquid Glass. Do you know if the quality of the finish as a top coat/sealant is equal to resin?

    • #83848
      Patricia
      Guest

      Everyone is asking about TriArt resin. I’m surprised you haven’t tested it yet. Are you going to and when?

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