Clear resin?

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?

Posted by KentsOkay 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Resin floor

Has anyone ever done a DIY resin floor? Any advice? A friend of mine is in the early stages of a plan to cover her stairs in resin, with embedded small pieces of tile left over from the kitchen. We're planning to do a lot of small scale testing before we actually do anything permanent, and were just going to start with harware store marine resin. At the moment, the stairs are the bare chipboard left when the gross carpet was removed. It also curves around almost 180°, so there are only a few rectangular stairs. Any tips on the type of resin to use, best way to build a stair sized mould, things that the resin won't stick to, curing time, or any other random advice would be appreciated.

Posted by Mar HK 7 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


resin sword blade? Answered

What is a good resin to cast a sword for use as a prop and i just need a flat sword shape or blank and if i made the mold out of wood would the resin stick to wood?

Asked by ClemensY290 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


3d Printer RESIN

Hi, i'm planning on buying a SLA printer, but i want to be sure that i can get a good amount of resin at a fair price, i found some places but since i'm from Bolivia-Latin America, the shipping and buying from Us Europe or Asia it becomes quite expensive, sometimes like +65% to 80% of the product itself. If someone knows a DIY resin, or some good places that doesn't cost as much per L or Galon plz let me know and share it with everyone else. Anyway, thx a lot for reading and take your time, i hope i can get an answer. 

Posted by pablopcb 4 years ago


Casting Resin issue?

I'm trying to cast some resin claws for a halloween/convention costume I'm trying to make ( it isn't a Wolverine one .. more a VERY twisted, evil, and blood thirsty Mad Hatter character ) and running into a bit of trouble. I'm following the 5 drops of hardener per 1 oz of resin that is stated on the resin can's instructions. It also says it's supposed to set hard enough to support objects at 40 minutes. I mixed a 2oz batch of resin ( 10 drops of hardener ) and poured it into a rubber latex lined plaster mold that I had sprayed with mold release. I put a bolt down partly into the resin so I can later attach a wire to it and left it alone for about an hour to an hour and a half. I came back to check on it and the bolt was still able to be moved/removed with NO resistance. I figured the mix was bad and threw it out, but noticed it was the consistancy of slime. Did I mess it up and not wait long enough, or did I not add enough hardener or what ? Any suggestions would be great!

Asked by Myrr 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


slipcover for a resin chair?

Has anyone made/designed a template to make good looking covers for inexpensive resin chairs?

Asked by caudelin 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Mold for Polyurethane Resin?

Hello, I purchased a Polyurethane Resin mix (Part A/Part B) to create a guitar. I’m wondering though what material I can use to create the Mold? I normally work with Wood, so this is all new and exciting, but oh so confusing. Can I create a mold out of wood and coat it with a silicone spray? Do I need to use some other non-porous material? Any insight would be excellent. Thanks, Rich

Posted by Coda24 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Acrylic Resin / Polycarbonate Resin: Where can i buy?

I'm trying to find a place where i can buy Acrylic or Polycarbonate Resin to Cast. I'm trying to desgin and build ny own tables, desk, shelfs, and other small projects. 1) Where can i buy the Resin note: i did my research, Tap Plastics and other companys only ofer epoxy or polyester resins for casting 2) i decided acrylic and polycarbonate over other plastics. i would like your opinons 3) What are different types of acrylic and what do i need to watch out for, Im taking a Materials Manufacturing and Processes Class ant my college. Im learning about the chemistry of plastics and find it interesting Im trying to cast on a home level but trying to expand into a small business so comerical and home production tips would be nice But first thing first. I need "Real" Acrylic or Polycarbonate Resin.  Great Quality, it needs to be strong Casting Acrylic/Polyester Resin

Asked by jschirm24 6 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Machinable Clear Casting Resin

Hello, Does anyone know of a clear casting resin that when cured is also machinable?  I have an idea for a project that involves encasing objects in resin and then using power tools, milling machines, lathes, etc. to partially expose the object by cutting though it and the casting.  Any thoughts on what resin to use and where it can be purchased? Thanks!

Posted by WaffleM 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


resin or other material for sink?

I'd like to try making my own bathroom sink, and I'm wondering what sort of material(s) would resist cracking / chipping / discoloration, and preferably not be poisonous.   My first thought was some sort of cast resin.  Googling "cast resin sinks" will turn up a ton of cool looking products.  Bonus is being able to light it up from the inside.  I'm not sure what sort of resin is used for those products, though. I also considered the "inverse":  sculpting a shape out of wood etc., then layering it with something like Aquaresin with fiberglass reinforcement, and polishing.  Might not be a tough enough surface, but perhaps could be sealed with an epoxy / urethane / what have you. I'm not sure that going fired clay will give me the modern / futuristic look I'm going for... Unless there's a way to have someone apply a glossy ceramic coating to a piece that you bring in. Concrete was considered and discarded - mostly for aesthetic reasons, but also weight.  Really, resin seems the easiest route - but still looking for input from any materials experts out there.

Posted by meeotch 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Glowing wood and resin furniture

Can't get these glowing wood and resin chairs that Bright Woods showed off in Milan recently out of my head. I know that some glowing furniture wouldn't quite work in my house, but I really would love to make something like it. So instead I'm putting it out there to all of you. Please do something with this idea and post it here. Bright Woods’ Tables and Chairs Captivate with an Engaging Glow

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Casting resin or epoxy in a mould

Hi, I am looking to do an artwork where the final product is a clear plastic resin or epoxy sculpture with various items such as plastic forks and straws inside it. I got this idea from resin flooring which has crushed up beer bottles and screws in it, and now I need some advice. Currently I am thinking that I will make the sculpture from polystyrene and make a mould out of plaster of Paris by pouring the plaster over it in a tub of some sort. Is polystyrene a suitable material to base the mould off and can resin or epoxy be cast in plaster of Paris? Also, how might I go about making 2 parts to the mould which can join together and which I can pour resin in through a hole? Regards.

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Floor Filler used for doming casting resin? Answered

I met someone from Germany who had a clear, 2 part floor filling compound, that after mixing, she could pour into a mold and have it turn out like casting resin, Does any body know of the stuff she is talking about?

Asked by KyleofAsgard 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


where to buy & how to cast clear water based resin that fast to set & strong?

Where to buy & how to cast clear water based resin that fast to set & strong?

Asked by cassietess12 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Resin help! - Wrapping paper came off/marked resin on pendants - How to rescue/polish off? Answered

I made these 4 pendants with pictures inside a bezel filled with resin on top, and though two pendants are fine, the other two must not have been totally dry and the wrapping paper came off a little on the resin and looks very bad. It was a present so I want to try to get rid of the paper somehow, I thought maybe by polishing? I have no idea how to polish it and I'm just afraid of using a polish that is not fine enough and leaving a misty/cloudy appearance, it is suppose to be very glossy. Would really appreciate any help thanks! :/

Asked by lsadwdwadw 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


what materials and methods would you use to fortify cardboard with a resin of some sort?

 In some of make your own halo suit of armor instructibles they briefly go over creating the armor from cardboard and an aqua resin although the description is not detailed enough to grasp. I am aiming to make sculptures out of this cardboard fortified with resin, does any one know how i would go about doing this?

Asked by puregoldner 8 years ago  |  last reply 11 months ago


resin?

Want to build an inside bar with a box for dispay items then fill box with a clear resin about 1 to 2" deep. How do I use the resin and what kind do I use?

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Can any one tell me about resin epoxy anatomy? Answered

Please help me about resin epoxy, I'm going to build stuff with resin so please share any detail of resin.

Asked by RajenderK4 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


how can i create resin art? like little charms, necklaces, or wall art?

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Can I coat Great Stuff Foam in resin directly?

I'm building a prop and the base sculpt is in Great Stuff Foam. Can I coat it directly with resin or do I have to put a layer in between?

Asked by iwillspy13 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How to coat the inside of a bottle with resin? Answered

I recently bought some resin that I was going to test a few prop pieces out with, but, being the space cadet I am, did not pay attention to the volume the resin produces, and I'm now short resin. I can, of course, buy more resin, but I had the idea of kind of cheating and just coating the inside of a coke bottle (the glass ones) with the colored resin and filling it with water to match.  Also, there is more to this. I know I can color water and fill the bottle with that to make a colored bottle. I also know I could color the resin and fill the bottle with that. However, I have an additive that I want to use that is rather pricey, so I would only like to coat the inside of the bottle as to give the illusion it is filled with liquid instead of actually filling it up with liquid. thanks in advance! 

Asked by DoctorWoo 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Non Polyester Clear Casting Resin

Hi I am interested in using silicon molds for jewelry and other "craft" projects. From reading your site, I learned that this could be done w/o worrying about the resin sticking to the mold if you use a non polyester clear casting resin. Since I am new to this whole arena, I wanted to know where I could purchase such a product. Thank you. MGW

Posted by mgw 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Help With Resin

I don't know very much about resin's & need help on what to look for & in detail how to prepare it. What I want to do is fill a small vile with a clear resin & a black ball in the middle.  I tried filling one of these bottles with a two part resin & it nearly shattered from the heat. I tried using a clear hot glue, ether by gun or just melting it in the glass vile, ether way the glue fogged up. I need something like those awards you see on TV, solid acrylic with a face or globe, whatever the object may be, in the middle of the transparent award.

Posted by elkaddalek 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Wire only (no PCB) Speaker in clear resin ball.

So I had an idea to recycle on old speaker into something a bit more aesthetically pleasing.  Firstly I realise this will not improve it in any way   and over heating may be a serious problem but I never use the speakers and want to make this mainly as a novelty item rather than best functionality. What I had in mind was taking the speaker amp apart and resoldering all the components with wire rather than using the pcb, this would then be set in a clear resin ball with volume control, jack, power and cone sticking out. Firstly what would be the best way to prevent all the exposed solder contacting, Hot glue? Next what is the best resin to use, for clear resin I only know of polyester, is this best? If so are there any kinds of mould material that cant be used with this type of resin? Lastly could anyone suggest a way to ensure that all components are completely covered (i dont want any bits sticking just above the surface as it would ruin the look of it.) Thanks for any thoughts!  

Posted by inarranes 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Would Polyurethane resin & Oak saw dust make a durable, wood looking ring?

I am wanting to make my own wedding rings for a more unique & special ring.  I do not have the proper equipment to make the ones from wood shavings but I have experimented with resin rings before & I was wondering if I could apply that method with polyurethane resin and sawdust to get a durable ring?  I have the mold for my ring but don't want to go through the hassle of wasting money buying things that will not work.  If you have ever tried this please let me know how it turned out.  I want it to look like a real wooden ring and not cheap.

Asked by RebeccaA55 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


What resin should I use?

I have a 1958 Pfaff 332 sewing machine with a broken knob made of bakelite.  Replacement knobs are not available. It occurred  to me that it might be possible to cast a replacement with a different resin.  I have no experience with casting and don't know what kind of resin would be best..  I saw the antique radio knob replacement ible, and liked the idea of using a flexible mold for detail.   This knob  engages  a major cam mechanism and should be fairly strong.  The old knob 'handle'  was broken off when I got the machine. The images of complete knobs are from the web. The complete knob is about 1 inch by two inches.   What  product available in the USA do you recommend? 

Asked by mole1 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


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

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?

Asked by JinxKittie Cosplay 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


2 part resins incompatible with concrete???

While researching patch kits for pebble and resin coating for concrete stairs, one supplier claimed that ONLY their resin would not eat concrete.   Is it true that some resins will eat the concrete? Will fiberglass resin work for this? The pebbles are about 1/8"

Posted by Toga_Dan 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


How to remove epoxy resin on clothing?

Hi people! I have spilled resin (for crafting) over a pair of jeans and now it makes a hard spot where the resin has cured. I think I've ruined the trousers (obviously...) but I've seen someone on another thread saying that to remove epoxy you just have to heat it. But does it work on cured epoxy resin? That has been in the washing machine more than once? Thanks for your answers :)

Asked by Lauriosaurus 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


how to make simulated water resin?

Have been using a prod called "Quickwater" to set up branches in small metal dishes.  This product is unavailable & rather expensive.  I think I will eventually need about 2 to 5 gallons for my project.

Asked by shellawb 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Best to polish clear cast resin? Answered

My mum's in the process of making a lot of clear cast jewellery and is having trouble sanding imperfections down and then getting them back up to a good shine, as they're transparent it does need to be a good clear finish...

Asked by killerjackalope 8 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Instant setting epoxy, resin, or plastic?

Does anyone know of something that is cheapish and suitable for 3D printing by being extruded from a thin tube, and cures immediately on contact with a dried bit of itself, or exposure to another chemical or something?  It must be practical to put though a tube at low pressure, and again, cure almost instantly once it comes out of the tube.  Traditional 3D extruders will NOT work, as the device needs to be able to distribute to hundreds of tiny tubes at once (I cant cut a plastic filament into 300 pieces lengthwise, if you can, good job!), plus that I would have only about 1/4"-1/8" x 1/4"-1/8" x 6" to fit the device into. 

Asked by jduffy54 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Covering a stickered laptop with epoxy resin? Answered

Hi! I recently got a new laptop and I covered the top cover with stickers and it looks pretty good if I do say so myself. I didn't want the stickers to peel up or anything so I went on over to the hardware store and bought some Krylon Crystal Clear spray, which is an acrylic lacquer based spray. I sprayed a whole 32 coats on that sucker and it was still paper thin. It's as if I simply made the surface shiny, and the stickers could still easily peel up. So I did a lot of research and I found a lot of things but I figured a 2 part pour on epoxy resin was the best choice. It's thick, self leveling, self doming, and it cures instead of air drying. My goals from the beginning were to eliminate surface texture altogether. I want the end product to be like those table top bars with stuff encased inside within a clear glass-like coating. I have found a lot of stuff, but I have yet to find anyone that has done what I am trying to do, and since it's my new laptop, I have concerns. How durable will the epoxy be? I want to make sure that it will be able to withstand the life of a college student, although I'm a quite careful one at that. Will the epoxy have any trouble bonding and staying bonded to the Krylon spray? It's an acrylic lacquer based coating according to the company. I don't want the shell of epoxy separating from the top of the laptop. I'm worried about bumping the edges and having the epoxy chip off or just separate altogether. That last question is the main and most important one, really. The last thing I want happening is for the epoxy to dry and then separate from the laptop or crack or chip or something. The epoxy I've settled on for now is Envirotex Lite, I'm not sure how much epoxy differs between manufacturers. I've emailed several companies asking lots of questions and I've gotten a lot answered, but these ones have yet to be solved. Thank you so much for reading this and any input or advice would be greatly appreciated!

Asked by jcbeaver7 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Stator casting and best casting resins ?

I am curious which would be best for casting my 9 coil 3 phase stator ,Cyanate ester resin ,or Polyester resin?I also curious if it would be best to cast all coils together as a whole or would individual castings work better for heat dissipation? The individual picture just for example. Thanks for taking time to help :)

Asked by 1RaceFTW 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Flexibility in Polyster Resin, which palsticizer?

I want to make a mixer of unsaturated polyster resin, cobalt, hardener and want to add some plasticizer to get the flexibility in finish product like a paper, which plasticizer shud be added and in what ratio. Can this be mix by a wood rod or a mixer is required.?

Asked by mpoddar 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Best glue to use for papercraft / How to use Resin?

Ok, im working on a new project - hopefull i intend to contract a papercraft model, but then use the papercraft model to cast a resin version. Firstly, i need to know what the best glue is to use on the papercraft section and secondly, ive never used resin, ever. so any help advice on how to use resin, and also where to get it from would be great! ps i am uk based. but will order from else where if its cheap enough.

Posted by gmjhowe 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Resin epoxy jewelry question: I messed up the proportions and need to redo. How to clean up the soft epoxy?

The colored resin-epoxy mix was poured into a bezeled siver shape. It is my first attempt with resin.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Asked by simha 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


What chemicals can eat through resin

Does anyone know what chemicals can eat through resin? My dad gave me a strobe light which the timing was out on but the electronics were incased in resin so I can't access them. Any help would be useful

Posted by thermoelectric 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


i'm looking for a good way to make a mold for a resin cast.

I've tried other diy methods such as silicone caulk and Plaster to make molds.  while the plaster was the closest to working it was very difficult to remove the resin from the mold. 

Asked by tvane1225 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Electrically conductive clear resin or additive?

I'm looking to craft some tiny 2mm buttons for a smartwatch face plate. I've got the design down, but I can't get the screen to register the presses. After some digging I learned enough about touch screens to know why. The buttons are going to be cast in a clear orange resin designed to pick up light from the screen below them. Does anyone know of a clear additive or resin material that can sufficiently conduct electricity over a distance of no more that 5mm? If you have any scraps of clear white or clear orange resin. Try using it as a stylus on a smart phone or tablet. If the screen registers the press, let me know please! Also, first time posting here, so bare with me if I have overlooked any sort of etiquette. 

Posted by rgorman4 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Some hints at making stuffed animals and casting resin

I posted a web album that goes through some of the process designing a plush animal and adding resin parts to it. It isn't super though rough, but might be helpful to some. Feel free to ask questions!Mr. Blue's Web Album

Posted by goosezilla 9 years ago


Custom castings

Macaulay foundry is available for short run and one off castings in resin, fiberglass, aluminum, brass and iron. Please check us out at www.themacaulayfoundry.com or see us at www.youtube.com/macaulayman

Posted by macaulayman 10 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


I want to set a magnet inside a plastic bottle top. Does anyone know of a resin I could use to do this?

I have experimented with PVA glue, but the results are not quite what I was aiming for... It doesn't have to be clear, but I would like it to set quite quickly.

Asked by kitobor 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How do I post comments?

I just build a new bar for an American Legion Post. The bar top now is 3/8" red oak flooring with 3 coat of polyurethane.It also has a rail around it 3/4" high. All the veterans here, men and women, want to donate their metals, ribbons and Patches; and embed them in a resin coating. This coat needs to be close to 1/2 " thick. This will be REALLY COOL. Now, I need to know or talk to someone who has worked with resin for advice. Like, can this be done in one pour or 2 or 3 pours? I am prepping everything floatable (ribbons, wood plaques, patches), I am sealing these items with poly to prevent air problems and will be gluing them down. We will only get ONE shot at this; so I would like some advice or help from someone who has worked with this medium. A representative on site would be cool! Thanks. I can be reached by e-mail or cell: 419-699-5546.?

Asked by conrailcon 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


I want to make my own air freshener dispenser

The finsihed product has to be in 2 parts because it has to open and close so I can take the air fresheners in and out. I'm using moldmax to create the mold. My challenge is that once the 2 parts are completed i dont have  a way to connect them together. Any suggestions?

Asked by JerryG74 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Using resin on duct tape?

So I'm building my first prop and I have a lot of duct tape used... and I mean A LOT, so I was planning on putting a layer of resin on it. But my question is would the resin work with the duct tape or would I have to put another layer of something before I can put the resin.

Asked by thatguy2137 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Where can I purchase a resin pendant tray for casting jewelry?

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How can you make Gopro mounts with resin?

I have an HD Hero 2 and I would like to know how to make mounts with resin and harder.

Asked by alspad 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Using Resin& makeing Mold???

I want to try and use Resin (for the first time ever). What kind of resin should I buy if I'm going to be makeing small pieces that will imitate candy. And how the hell to a make a cheap mold?? :S

Posted by ZiggyRodrigues 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago