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If the epoxy is a 2:1 mix for example, that is a volume ratio. You can’t just mix it 2:1 by weight instead. Part A has a different density than Part B. You need the density specs from the manufacturer to calculate the weight measurements for A and B. I have created weight calculators for most of the major brands, both deep pour and tabletop. This is especially necessary for small pours where it’s difficult to pour to the proper lines on the mixing container. I have never had a bad cure. These calculators are FREE. DM me if interested.
Another video on YouTube showed a (supposed) way of getting rid of bubbles in resin. Heat was one of these methods... They used a USB coffee mug warmer... So I bought one from Amazon. Not a cheap one (like in the video). I think the lowest temp is 130 F. I had a very small amount of resin in a cup. But the vid was missing a lot of nuance. Like the temperature and the time... I'm sure the amount of resin must also factor in. (If only there were a graph somewhere showing stats like this). Anyway, the resin started to solidify within a few minutes. I noticed after tilting the small cup and seeing a large part of it had already hardened. I guess that got rid of the bubbles. 🙄 I was still able to pour the small amount into the small mold I had.
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Hi, very nice Information,
I'm not very new but this happened with me 1st time. I'm using alcohol ink and other parts is acrylic, acrylic side is fully cured but alcohol ink side is not, its sticky. What is the problem please help, how to correct this. Thank you.
Lovely video , thank you. Jus one question please. Can I pour resin over my watercolour painting? If I can please let me know how to seal the same or if a certain procedure needs to be followed.
Thank you very much.
and wear a respirator for another layer of safety.
Using the pen molds the resin always seems to shrink down leaving a dip in the pen. What am I doing wrong?
What is moulderly?
Hi Steve, I came across your channel as I am really interested in starting to craft with resin. Your channel is great to watch and educational. I never knew about different kinds of resin for projects. I just thought resin was resin. I am learning so much from your channel. I cant thank you enough. You have a new sub.
I have been doing resin for years.. I found your tips really helpful!
7AAq5EX0BVI&t=2m39s 2:39 I got silicone jugs as well 😁👍
7AAq5EX0BVI&t=5m27s 5:27 and this is what my silicone looks like as well. 😮😊
1) Don't use a vacuum chamber with resin already in a silicon mold. Your mold will expand and break down. Instead, vacuum prior, then pour.
2) Don't stand and/or have a crowded table while working on time sensitive casts. You might trip yourself or the buckets much more easily. Instead, sit tight and have all and only what you need in arms reach.
3) Don't wear clothes for which their pristine state matters to you. You might get an unforgiving stain should something slip. Instead, don worn out clothes for that occasion.
4) Don't prepare food at the same time if you do it in an area with two purposes. One may get in the other and both options are big no-nos. Instead, do one, then clean, then the other, then clean.
5) Don't allow yourself to make the same mistakes. Keep lists of where you effed up.
I need a resin that doesn’t yellow. Are there any that stay clear? Thank you!!
Hi Steve, I don't have a tip or suggestion but a question. I just discovered this video today and it is awesome! But my question is, can you use regular resin combined with UV resin? And then I mean when a piece with resin is cured, put UV resin on top?
What about alcohol inks are they safe
This is a really good video for me as a beginner I learned a lot. Thank you
I accidentally got resin on the back of my glove the first time I used it, and accidentally touched my top lip, and I got contact dermatitis, it was crusty, and red and inflamed for 4-5 days. now I use a mask and gloves !
hello Steve! I'm very sad to hear about the alcohol since I'm making flexible resin by using it!! it really smells for a long time but it s the only way I can get some very flexible resin to use as a fabric. do you have any other suggestions for how to get the resin flexible?
Hey, so I'm new to resin work and my first tray came out nearly perfect (just a few bubbles). Did the same thing for the second tray and there are a few small tacky spots in the cure on the top. Not sure if I didn't mix well enough or ... ? There's a bit of room to pour a thin layer over what's already there, but it's been curing for over 50 hours by now. Is it safe and/or recommended to do so? Or is the piece a lost cause? Thanks for sharing your videos, Steve.