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« Reply #800 on: April 23, 2008 08:18:34 AM »

I think it needs to be warm to cure, so I assume a fridge would not speed things up.  Cheesy
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« Reply #801 on: April 23, 2008 08:48:37 AM »

Sorry, I have yet another question!!  Grin

Can you put resin in a refrigerator to speed up the curing process? It is about to get really humid where I live!

I have a little bitty fridge like you'd use in a college dorm. So I am not talking about putting resin in with the milk and eggs! Smiley

I live in North Florida where is it almost always humid. I just add a bit more catalyst to my mix to help it along. I mix it outside and let it sit then move it inside the air conditioning for it to finish curing. By that time the smell is no where near as strong. There is still hint o' resin but it is much less.
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« Reply #802 on: April 23, 2008 08:52:16 AM »

I live in North Florida where is it almost always humid. I just add a bit more catalyst to my mix to help it along. I mix it outside and let it sit then move it inside the ari conditioning for it to finish curing. By that time the smell is no where near a strong. There is still hint o' resin but it is much less.
I use the kind of resin where you have to mix exactly equal parts, though. Adding extra hardner isn't going to work.
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« Reply #803 on: April 23, 2008 09:16:00 AM »

I live in North Florida where is it almost always humid. I just add a bit more catalyst to my mix to help it along. I mix it outside and let it sit then move it inside the ari conditioning for it to finish curing. By that time the smell is no where near a strong. There is still hint o' resin but it is much less.
I use the kind of resin where you have to mix exactly equal parts, though. Adding extra hardner isn't going to work.

It worked for me.....  Undecided
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« Reply #804 on: April 23, 2008 09:58:45 AM »

It worked for me.....  Undecided

I guess I am confused. I know there are two kinds of resin - the kind with a catalyst that you only add a few drops of, and the equal parts kind. Did you use the equal parts kind and use more hardner?
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« Reply #805 on: April 23, 2008 03:19:58 PM »

Sorry, I have yet another question!!  Grin

Can you put resin in a refrigerator to speed up the curing process? It is about to get really humid where I live!

I have a little bitty fridge like you'd use in a college dorm. So I am not talking about putting resin in with the milk and eggs! Smiley

when i'm mixing my resin(i think we're both using the same kind) and it's a little chilly, i set it on top of the stove which always seems to be a little warm even if it's not on... and my resin has set up nicely...
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« Reply #806 on: April 24, 2008 05:59:24 AM »

It worked for me.....  Undecided

I guess I am confused. I know there are two kinds of resin - the kind with a catalyst that you only add a few drops of, and the equal parts kind. Did you use the equal parts kind and use more hardener?

I add a bit more catalyst when using both kinds; the castin craft that requires a few drops and the farm-o-wood in which you're supposed to mix equal portions. The little more of catalyst helps counter act the humidity. The problem with this is - if you add too much catalyst the resin will crack. It took me tons of trial and error to figure out how much I need. Now I just wing it. I had my first piece crack in over a year yesterday.  Sad
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« Reply #807 on: April 24, 2008 08:16:55 AM »

I made some items with NO fuzzies last night! YAY! But two items do have fuzzies. I sooo do not want to start over! Is there a good way to get them out? Would standing work? Then just touching up with resin? Or would snading leave permanent streaks?
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« Reply #808 on: April 28, 2008 03:33:18 PM »

quick question? has anyone ever made somthing out of resin just to embed it in resin? does that make sense? haha i've been really wanting to try this but am afraid of what will happen.
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« Reply #809 on: April 28, 2008 06:25:23 PM »

HELP!

I made my first batch of resin. I of course mixed too much but I knew this was my "trial" so I'm ok with that. I did 4 cookie cutters with clear packing tape as a bottom and now after peeling the tape off I can't get it out of the cookie cutter. Was I supposed to use a release on the metal?

Are these trash now or should I just go ahead and try to push as hard as I can?
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