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« on: January 18, 2009 10:17:55 AM »

And I want some... You know the clear stuff they put over things and make pretty necklaces with.  Like the stuff here:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=286591.0

I had a vague nose on google but couldnt find it. Anyone got any ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2009 11:28:20 AM »

I want some too! I asked my OH and he asked hisbrother who puts racing cars together. Best they could come up with is that we can get 2 part epoxy resin in tubes from places like b&q.  Huh
I don't think it's quite the same thing............
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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2009 05:40:43 AM »

Hi

I use to use a lot of plastic resin, it is great as you can encase just about anything in it from photos to leaves, and you can dye it opaque or a solid colour, put glitter or metal with in it.

You can usually buy small amounts from most craft and art stores, however i use to buy it in larger quantity's from a boat supply shop in Brentford, Middlesex, they supply company's using to make pieces for film sets, here's the link:

http://www.thefibreglassshop.co.uk/

It usually comes in a oil can type vessel with a smaller separate bottle containing a catalyst.  Everything has to measured out accurately as the catalyst can cause it to over heat and start smoking! It needs to be used in a very well ventilated room or outside, you can also buy this strange rubber plastic that you can melt in a microwave pour it over an object peel it off and then use it as a mold for the resin.

A few tips:

nail polish remover wiped on the piece takes away the stickiness.

T-polish/T-Cut normally used to polish cars, polishes pieces really well, even the finest grades of wet and dry sand paper will leave marks.

Its great fun to use and it is best to use a ice cube tray first to do tests in.

Have fun!
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2009 06:07:52 AM »

I bought mine in Hobbycraft - it's the Pebeo/Gedeo brand and they sell either kits with moulds or the two larger bottles (which I bought) of just the resin. It's very easy to use, very clear and very tolerant of beginners! The best news is that it's one of their top lines so you should be able to find it at any branch. If not, it's available online from http://www.truroarts.com/modelling-sculpture/materials/cat_474.html (they also sell another brand which looks a bit cheaper).
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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2009 07:34:42 PM »

good one
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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2009 10:48:38 AM »

You can also buy it off e-bay.  http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/250g-Water-Clear-Casting-Resin-Catalyst-DSM-Synolite_W0QQitemZ320382808646QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Crafts_Other_Crafts_EH?hash=item4a984db246&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14
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« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2009 11:32:37 AM »

Also sold here http://www.fredaldous.co.uk/search.cgi?action=search&query=resin
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« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2011 04:34:25 AM »

Thanks for the links guys - i've been trying to find resin like this for ages!
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« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2011 04:20:26 PM »

I always used to use Fred Aldous, but now found it cheaper from somewhere that does like industrial quantities. I'm not sure how small they will sell but in Nottingham I've used this place ...
http://www.ambercomposites.co.uk/

Not sure if I'm meant to give out this link, but our technician at Uni has made an ace website with loads of helpful stuff on...this page might be of use  Grin
http://www.castingabout.co.uk/www.castingabout.co.uk/Clear_Resin.html
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