Why is it important that you measure resin accurately?
So you must measure resin precisely.
How do you do that?
Step 1: Read your resin kit’s instructions.
The instructions will tell you:
*the ratio to mix the resin (so many parts of A to so many parts of B)
*how to measure the resin (usually by volume)
Don’t deviate from these instructions without getting guidance from the resin manufacturer.
❌ You shouldn’t measure more hardener than the instructions call for because you want the resin to cure faster.
❌ You shouldn’t measure resin by weight without the manufacturer telling you how to do that. Hardener weighs more than resin so you’ll use it up faster than you should instead of measuring by volume. Plus, you up your risk of overheating the resin.
❌ You shouldn’t measure outside of the smallest and largest mixing amounts for the resin and hardener. If you do, it may not cure.
Step 2: Pour the liquids into graduated measuring cups.
These cups have calibrated lines on them to ensure you measure the right volume of resin.
Should you use one cup or two?
I recommend using two cups.
That way if you overpour one, you can pour the liquid back into its original container. Otherwise, you’ll have to guess how much extra liquid you need to add to make up for the overpour. Trust me. You’ll end up wasting more product.
What if you’ve tried mixing resin by volume and can’t get great results?
Go through this resin troubleshooting list. It details everything that could be going on and what you can do differently.
So now that you know what to do moving forward, what happens if you’ve got unequal amounts of resin liquids leftover?
Do dispose of them safely. That means taking them to a center that collects paint, electronics, and other items that shouldn’t go in household trash
Don’t use them when you open a new resin kit. Always start with new bottles and fresh liquids.
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