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Castable Clear Acrylic Answered

I was wondering if there was a clear two part acrylic that I could use to pour into a mold and encase a smaller object. I just found my first four leaf clover, and would like to encase it in a clear acrylic cube. Thanks.

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westfw (author)2007-10-22

Clear casting resins are available as polyester, epoxy, and urethane versions. The polyester is the most common, cheapest, and slowest curing...

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Kiteman (author)2007-10-22

I've seen bugs for sale on ebay encased inside stuff called "lucite".

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John Smith (author)Kiteman2007-10-22

FYI, Lucite is the brand of acrylic sheeting I get.

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NachoMahma (author)Kiteman2007-10-22

. As far as I can tell, Lucite (polymethyl methacrylate or PMMA) is moldable, but not pourable.

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Ora (author)Kiteman2007-10-22

Thanks. Looking around a little more, I think I'll go with some castable clear resin.

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John Smith (author)Ora2007-10-22

Actually, my mom has a two part crystal clear castable stuff, for making the water for fake silk plants. Here is kind of what she has.

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