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GoldenSunshine
« Reply #1680 on: July 05, 2012 09:36:57 AM »

Great to hear from you!

So the best option is to buy a new kit, if I use the EnviroTex Lite brand, it is best to just pour 1/8 of a inch of resin and let it harden and then pour another 1/8 of resin (without turning yellow?) And if I buy a new kit, it won't be so cloudy as this one I have from 2007?  Undecided

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« Reply #1681 on: July 05, 2012 11:53:02 AM »

The cloudiness shouldn't be there with newer resin (unless you were doing something else "wrong").

As for depth, to make deeper casts all at one time you can instead use the tweaked epoxy resin called Easy Cast though with warmth later it will become a bit "softer" and any thin areas will become bendable.  Or you could use a polyester resin for those deeper casts.  
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« Reply #1682 on: July 06, 2012 07:34:13 PM »

Seems likely that the chemicals in the kit will oxidize over time, so yeah.
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« Reply #1683 on: July 06, 2012 07:44:17 PM »

Yes, that what I thought. I decided to go out and purchase a new kit, and now I have been pouring in molds. So far I am waiting on a different batch with a different plan. Hope it comes out well!
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« Reply #1684 on: July 11, 2012 03:51:10 PM »

Actually, even though it says you cant, you CAN cast more than 1/8th inch piece with envirotex lite.  I do it all the time and my pieces come out just fine.  I've been working with envirotex for several years now and never had any issue with deep molds.  I think the thickest mold i've done was 3 inches.
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« Reply #1685 on: July 12, 2012 10:54:26 AM »

Whether deeper layers of (regular) epoxy resin will work out (and be perfectly clear) also has to do with humidity levels and temperature at all points, any inclusions, type of mold, age, etc...so may work deeper or not, and sometimes won't know for which reasons.
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« Reply #1686 on: September 16, 2012 03:48:54 PM »

I have been doing resin jewelry for about a year and have never run into my current problem. Here it goes.

I have sanded down my pendants to the shape I want. I washed the sanded resin away and let them dry overnight. When I went to put a thin layer of resin over the pieces to finish them, the resin will not stick. Thinking perhaps I mixed wrong. I tossed the batch and started over. Same problem! Maybe I didn't let them dry enough. So that was last weekend.

I went out to my work bench today and tried again. Same problem. I was attempting to put a thin coat with a toothpick, the resin almost appears to dry up on contact with the pendant. It leaves a weird, spotty finish. I'm stumped. I have busted my butt over these pendants so I may have to figure out another way to finish them (any ideas?), but any clues as to what is happening? Only thing I did differently on these is I got a higher grit sandpaper.

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« Reply #1687 on: September 22, 2012 11:30:06 AM »

Chels, I'm not sure how to fix your problem, but since you've been doing resin for a year, maybe you could give me some help? I just did a resin piece, sanded it and whatnot, the whole shebang. Now, though, there's small holes all over it filled with the residual resin "powder" from the sanding. Is there any way I can fix this? Or do I have to start all over? If I have to start all over, I'm going to be bummed. Sad
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« Reply #1688 on: February 21, 2013 08:19:09 PM »

I have a plan for some resin and paper butterflies punched out of old paint chips.  Has anyone put resin on paint-chips before?  Do I need-need to seal it, or is it okay without?
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« Reply #1689 on: March 16, 2013 05:05:09 AM »

agreed - anyone know where to find plastic/resin plugs that are able to be filled/coated/etc with resin? Plug blanks or molds etc? for ear gauges i mean...
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