Frequently asked questions about Resin Obsession Super Clear Jewelry quality resin:
How do I mix super clear resin?
Mix 2 parts of resin (part A) to 1 part of hardener (part B) by volume.
Is there a minimum of resin I have to mix?
You need to mix a minimum of 10 milliliters of Part A (resin) to 5 milliliters of Part B (hardener), for a total of 15 milliliters (1/2 ounce) in order to get the proper chemical reaction and hardening to occur.
Are there any special mixing instructions?
Mix no more than 3 ounces total (of Part A plus Part B) at once, otherwise, the resin may overheat and cure quickly. Be sure to also scrape the sides of your cup and stir stix while mixing.
Do I have to use special mixing utensils to mix super clear resin?
We highly recommend using mixing cups designed for resin, which have graduated measure marks on the side to make sure you can measure resin and hardener precisely. We cannot guarantee positive results using styrofoam cups, party cups, water bottles, and the like.
How long does it take for Super Clear resin to harden?
You can usually demold your project in 8 hours. Allow 24 hours for a 90 percent cure.
Thin castings may take up to three days to cure.
How long do I have to work with Super Clear resin once it’s mixed?
You have approximately 25 minutes to work with the resin (pot time) before it starts to thicken as it cures.
Can I store mixed resin and hardener for use later?
No, once your two parts are mixed, you must use it.
What is the shelf life of unmixed Super Clear Resin?
Use your super clear resin kit within 1 year. After 1 year, the hardener (Part B) component may start to turn amber, however, it will continue to work with the resin (Part A) provided it has been properly stored.
Will Resin Obsession Super Clear resin stay crystal clear with time?
Yes, our jewelry quality resin will remain clear for many years with proper care.
Can I use super clear resin with my molds?
Yes, it will work very well!
Is super clear resin suitable as a doming resin?
No, this resin should only be used to fill cavities with ‘sides’, such as bezels, molds, etc. If you want to have a domed finish on jewelry bezel projects, then you should use the Resin Obsession crystal doming resin.
How is super clear resin different from other resins on the market?
The super clear resin has UV protectants to help it be as crystal clear as possible for many years. It also mixes in a thin viscosity such that bubbles are almost never a problem after mixing.
What is the chemical composition of Resin Obsession super clear resin?
The super clear resin is a jewelry quality, epoxy resin. An SDS of the resin and hardener can be found in our SDS safety section.
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