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Can I dip a cured resin object into more resin to gradually bulk it out? Answered

I'm making resin icicles, but I feel it may be more realistic to dip the completed smooth shapes into resin to bulk them out and give them some water-like imperfections on the shape. Will this work or will uncured resin affect the cured resin?

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iceng

3 years ago

Make an LED stick string and start dipping that.

As it bulks out the individual source lights will be less distinct and optically blended.

Make the final dip with mega mini sparkles to give your icicle shapes the visible outline that you want to promote.

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rickharris

3 years ago

You may want to experiment with putting fillers like glass balloons in the resin to bulk it out.

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Downunder35m

3 years ago

It helps to give the surface a fine sanding but dipping should be fine.
Use a bit less hardener or a slow curing resin to have more time if you need it.
Some resins only work for a few minutes before being too stiff for proper dipping.
Casting resin for embedding things is crystal clear and quite good for this, even better UV curing resin or Loca-Glue.

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bwrussell

3 years ago

You should be fine in most cases, especially if the base is fully cured first.