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.
November 17 News: WOW!  Congratulate the winner of DIY Halloween Costumes 2015!
Total Members: 313,039
Currently Running With Scissors:
652 Guests and 16 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: 1 [2]  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Scratch Resistant Sealant?  (Read 3170 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
Diane B.
Offline Offline

Posts: 5074
Joined: 01-May-2004

GlassAttic --polymer clay "encyclopedia"

View Profile WWW
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2010 10:42:43 AM »

  It still created marks  Don't think that worked! Also, as of today, it should be day 5 or 6 of being dried. No difference, still scratches.

Well, 200 F for 5 minutes is a shorter time and lower temp than usually used but it's possible that Sarajane's page on it was written long ago and never updated?  You could at least try 225-250 for 10-15 min if you are using an oven thermometer.

Otherwise, I don't know what's going on.  I suppose it's possible that the shrink plastic, or something you used on top of it, was not water-based so is reacting with the plastics or not itself drying.  I know mostly about using it on polymer clay or on some of the mica or real-metal powders and other things we sometimes use on polymer clay.

You mentioned baking wax covered polymer clay, can you also bake resin? I have a bunch of items that i've waxed but wanted to seal it in so to speak. Can you bake that too?

sandracb, I'm not sure which thing you're referring to by "wax."  I don't remember saying that actual waxes could be heated on baked clay, though those aren't used that frequently on polymer clay.  When they are, I suppose that the heating would just melt them a bit and make them smoother, but waxes will never be glossy clear finishes.  Let me know where you saw that so I can be reminded, and see just what I was talking about.

As for "baking" resin, that usually isn't advisable because too much heat will yellow most clear resins (UV light will do the same).  (They can be coated with a UV resistant polyurethane though.) 
The "wax" you used on the resin was part of buffing it, or what?

Diane B.

few of my photos
(had to move them from YahooPhotos, so many now without captions)
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2010 11:08:46 AM »

I saw this thread and maybe I can find an answer about the ideal resin to apply on rubber surface. It's been 1 year I am researching on this!!!

I want to paint on a piece of rubber and I already found a primer to sand the material. What I need to know is I paint on the rubber and after (protection). It needs to be FLEXIBLE SO IT WONT CRACK!!!

I would also like to find a resin that is flexible BUT ALSO supports a 400F temperature for 20 seconds (So I Can use in Sublimation process (using transfer paper and a Heat press).

Can you name the products that I can start my tests?

Any recommendation would help.


Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 [2]  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Molly Sims Finds Her Man!
3 Easy Steps to Fresh-Faced Beauty Like Halle Berry, Sarah Hyland & More
Molly Sims Says "I Was NOT Born This Way!”
Hairstyling Technique You Should Never Try at Home
Hair Basics: Soft Curls
Latest Blog Articles
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide: Asymmetric Cowl
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide: Felt Basket
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide: Kindling Bundle

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

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 ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.