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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
Plasmana

11 years ago

I got one! Use molten glass!

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 11 years ago

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

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Plasmana
Plasmana

Reply 11 years ago

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
KentsOkay

Reply 11 years ago

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

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Plasmana
Plasmana

Reply 11 years ago

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

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 11 years ago

Thanks!

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

11 years ago

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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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 11 years ago

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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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 11 years ago

Righto, thanks!

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

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
caitlinsdad

11 years ago

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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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 11 years ago

Thanks!

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whatsisface
whatsisface

11 years ago

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