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Clear resin? Answered

Well, I've finally gotten around to wanting to make some sorta steamycyberpunk device. I'd like to at least partially encase it in some sort of clear resin, to look like glass. Does anybody know of any resin/glue/goop that I could use?

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Plasmana (author)2008-09-09

I got one! Use molten glass!

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KentsOkay (author)Plasmana2008-09-09

Not a bad idea, if it could be done....

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Plasmana (author)KentsOkay2008-09-09

The problem is you need a furnace special type of sand, cost a lot of money, need a HUGE amounts of gas and... Its just too much, a bad idea...

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KentsOkay (author)Plasmana2008-09-09

I was reckoning on recycling some jam jar glass over me barbecue pit...

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Plasmana (author)KentsOkay2008-09-11

Lol. I doubt it will melt, but you can try!

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i.am.flink (author)2008-09-05

Hi, you might do well to read this before you get started:

http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/tnt1/001-100/TNT067_making-water_Geraths/tnt067.htm

Modelers often use polyester resin to create water in dioramas. The link above provides some general and safety information.

I use the stuff from Michaels to make pen blanks for lathing into pen bodies.

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guyfrom7up (author)2008-09-02

you can get some at Michaels arts and crafts it's called clear resin, you also have to get the catalyst I put too much catalyst in when I use it, it cracked and was all foggy

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Second, the clear resin from Michaels is good stuff. They sell little two part kits in floral and larger kits in the craft section.

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Goodhart (author)KentsOkay2008-09-03

Yes, and if it is the type I am thinking of, you can turn nearly anything into a resin coated paperweight with it. :-)

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caitlinsdad (author)2008-09-02

You could try several coats of polyurethane wood finish. It even comes tinted in various shades of amber/brown to add to the antique look. You might be able to glob it and let dry for a thick finish but it might take a while. I have had that stuff dry out in the bottom of the can so it looks like something embedded in amber. If not, try a blob of epoxy?

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whatsisface (author)2008-09-02

Depending on how much you need, PVA glue may be the way to go if you only need a small amount.

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