UV resin finishing

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      Katherine Swift

      This question comes through email by Addie:

      Hi, I am hoping you can help me. I love using UV resin. It dries quick and seems to stay nice and clear. I have tried using an open back bezel and only problem is the adhesive from the packing tape. I use a UV lamp so it melts the adhesive and leaves the back wet and sticky and so was wondering if you know what I can use to get rid of the sticky mess at the back once the piece has cured. I have waited up to three days and it still remains sticky. I tried using rubbing alcohol, but that just dulls the resin. It gets rid of the stickiness, but then the piece doesnt look good anyway because it is no longer shiny.

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      Katherine Swift

      Hi Addie,

      What kind of tape are you using?  I like to use a good quality masking tape when I work with open bezels.  Duct tape or something similar can leave a lot of residue. 

      Since the alcohol is take the residue off, I would go with that technique.  Other solvents are probably going to be just as harsh.  Use a very fine grit of sandpaper to smooth your end again, then recoat with another layer of UV resin.

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