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- November 1, 2017 at 10:56 pm #10710
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.
- November 1, 2017 at 10:57 pm #10711
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.
- April 10, 2019 at 2:49 pm #37872Judy HGuest
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?
- April 10, 2019 at 3:26 pm #37876
No, I don’t.
- March 19, 2020 at 9:24 pm #83848PatriciaGuest
Everyone is asking about TriArt resin. I’m surprised you haven’t tested it yet. Are you going to and when?
- March 20, 2020 at 11:39 am #83856
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