A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Monday, May 23 News:  Please take a moment to congratulate and thank our newest Craftster Moderators, lindyv321, pottermouth, PerfectlyBohemian, Mistress Jennie and LovelyMiss!
Total Members: 305,656
Currently Running With Scissors:
363 Guests and 4 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: 1 ... 109 110 [111] 112 113 ... 172
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: The random RESIN question thread!  (Read 375962 times)
Tags for this thread: resin , mold , catalyst , resin_problems  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
kimiao
« Reply #1100 on: October 30, 2008 10:15:24 PM »

Not necessarily: even if one of the Easy Cast bottles is yellow, after you mix it, the yellow clears up. The chemical species that's colored reacts and turns into something else which is not colored. I also wouldn't worry about the mixing ratio. If it's not too expensive, I'd give it a try.

I called them yesterday and asked about the laminating epoxy. She told me that using laminating epoxy isn't recommended for encapsulation because it will not give the clear finish that I want. The laminating epoxy is primarily used for boats. I really want to try but they don't have it in small containers. They only sell 3 gallons worth of laminating resin for about $40. I'm afraid if I buy it and doesn't work, I'd be stuck with that and will have no choice but to throw it away. Waste of resin, waste of money.
« Last Edit: October 30, 2008 10:18:41 PM by kimiao » THIS ROCKS   Logged
mommadear
« Reply #1101 on: October 31, 2008 09:49:42 AM »

I personally didn't think the video was to good either. If I was starting out I would be a little intimidated after watching that and think twice about doing it. I'm not sure if it was posted on this thread but I'm sure it's on craftster somewhere, anyway this video (by John W. Golden) really helped me out
Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAEKnv0OU08
Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_Xn-xf_GqY
I think he has a craftster account too. He also has one on UV resin!!!! I'm gonna need to check that out.
Have any of you ever done UV resin before???
THIS ROCKS   Logged

kimiao
« Reply #1102 on: October 31, 2008 09:38:14 PM »

I just removed the cured resin from the mold and covering it with cling wrap for 24 hours definitely worked! It doesn't have any sticky parts anymore.  Wink Btw, can I use clear acrylic spray as my finish for the resin? I want the finish to be clear, glossy and shiny. I tried the acrylic varnish and sealer by semco but it left brush marks on the resin. TIA!
« Last Edit: October 31, 2008 10:41:33 PM by kimiao » THIS ROCKS   Logged
mommadear
« Reply #1103 on: November 01, 2008 07:14:48 AM »

Hooray kimiao!!! I'm glad you figured out your problem!! So awhile ago I posted a question asking what everyone uses to mix their resin in (if there was anything I would be able to use and reuse) I bought a set of 3 plastic measuring cups, I mix my resin in it, use what I need (usually all of it) and after everything is cured the resin in the measuring cup usually is so I "pop the seal" and peel it out  Grin It's worked very well for me so far so I thought I'd let you guys know!!! Happy crafting!!! And late halloween  Smiley I love these pumpkins!!!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Javalita
« Reply #1104 on: November 01, 2008 08:40:05 AM »

Hooray kimiao!!! I'm glad you figured out your problem!! So awhile ago I posted a question asking what everyone uses to mix their resin in (if there was anything I would be able to use and reuse) I bought a set of 3 plastic measuring cups, I mix my resin in it, use what I need (usually all of it) and after everything is cured the resin in the measuring cup usually is so I "pop the seal" and peel it out  Grin It's worked very well for me so far so I thought I'd let you guys know!!! Happy crafting!!! And late halloween  Smiley I love these pumpkins!!!!

That is a great tip!!!  I finished using all my disposable ones and it annoys me to no end that I have to waste so much in making resin pieces.  Reusing the measuring cups is a great idea. 

Are these just the typical knock-off Pyrex type measuring cups in hard plastic?  So you don't measure hardener and resin in separate containers and then add together into the third?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

mommadear
« Reply #1105 on: November 01, 2008 10:06:56 AM »

That is a great tip!!!  I finished using all my disposable ones and it annoys me to no end that I have to waste so much in making resin pieces.  Reusing the measuring cups is a great idea. 

Are these just the typical knock-off Pyrex type measuring cups in hard plastic?  So you don't measure hardener and resin in separate containers and then add together into the third?
Yup! Cheapo knockoffs gotta love them! Its nice pouring with the little spout too, makes it easier for me. They were about three bucks and you can kinda bend them...bends not the best word but its the only one I can think of right now, I think it helps to loosen the resin too. I used to mark the measurement on plastic cups then mix them but that got to be to time consuming, pricey, and unnecessary garbage so I thought I would try this and so far its worked great. I use epoxy resin, pour the resin first and then the hardener..sometimes I use two of the cups to make sure its mixed good but I haven't had any problems just using one for everything.
Darn the pumpkins are gone Sad
« Last Edit: November 01, 2008 10:11:19 AM by mommadear » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Kimmermonroe
Offline Offline

Posts: 1009
Joined: 20-Apr-2007

Remembers when Polymer clay only came in white..


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #1106 on: November 01, 2008 04:46:34 PM »

I measured, I mixed, a filled the molds.... I waited 3 days and it never set. I'm thinking maybe the mold was to thick? But I used thinner molds and they never set either?
Now I have resin goo in all my molds!!!!!
I love these molds.....Help!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

MissDisney
will you take me to gang practice? yis?
Offline Offline

Posts: 4456
Joined: 10-Jun-2007

You will never guess


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1107 on: November 01, 2008 05:22:11 PM »

how humid is it where you live, are you inside or outside? what temperature is the space you are allowing the resin to cool

what brand are you using?

i can help you if you tell me all that info

i can also likely tell you how to save your molds
THIS ROCKS   Logged

i think im back....9 months almost to the day but i miss art, and i missed you guys!
Kimmermonroe
Offline Offline

Posts: 1009
Joined: 20-Apr-2007

Remembers when Polymer clay only came in white..


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #1108 on: November 01, 2008 05:37:41 PM »

I was using EasyCast and it was raining for a few days. So pretty humid. I left them in my house to set. It was also pretty cool 50's-60's
THIS ROCKS   Logged

MissDisney
will you take me to gang practice? yis?
Offline Offline

Posts: 4456
Joined: 10-Jun-2007

You will never guess


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1109 on: November 01, 2008 05:52:22 PM »

ok! i can help lol

ideally, resin needs to cure at about 70 degrees (but really, not more than about 85)

i highly suggest trying to put your house up to that temp for about 24 hours

the humidity cant be helped, but the increase in temp might help enough to get it set up

another option is to wait till the weather is not humid and letting it set then, but that could be weeks

now, to clean your molds, this will cost a little bit of money (maybe 15 dollars)

pour all excess goo out
fill a plastic box that will easily fit the molds in one layer (or do one at a time, but the cost will add up)
fill the box with acetone nail polish remover till the molds are completely submersed by like 1/2 an inch
put on your gloves, now take a towel you can throw away and wipe each cavity out repeatedly
now grab another towel and put more remover on that, and clean it one more time

now let them dry, and clean them with some rubbing alcohol and then they should sit for about a day before you add resin to them

its messy, and not cheap, but its worth it if the mold is special or expensive

hope i helped!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

i think im back....9 months almost to the day but i miss art, and i missed you guys!
Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 ... 109 110 [111] 112 113 ... 172 Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Reusable Dryer Sheets
Tute Tuesday: Painted Background
Easy Summer Salads

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.