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Resin table top Answered

Hello, I want to fill my beer bottle cap table in with clear resin and I am wondering how much resin i will need. I have done the math myself but I think I may be wrong. The table is 85"x36"x.25" (has trim up to the cap height) If i did the math correctly I will need 2 gallons of resin. I just want to confirm before I buy $120 worth of resin. The beer bottle caps are roughly 1"x1"x.25" and there are about 2300 of them.

so what i did for math was 85x36 = 3060 (x .25) = 765.
765 / 12 = 63.75 square feet
1 gal of resin covers 32 square feet
2 gals needed correct?

but then i tried to plug in how much space the caps take up and if i can get away with just 1 gal.
so 2300x.25 = 575 square inches
575/12 =47.91 square feet

63.75-47.91 = 15.84 square feet

which means 1 gal of resin would be plenty..... am i doing this math correct?

thanks for the help!

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Downunder35m

4 years ago

Get one gal.

Mix a smal amount with thinner to seal the first layer and hold the caps in place.

Let harden until almost cured before adding the next layer.

Use only thin layers as the resin shrinks when curing and too large amounts can results in cracks days later.

The last layer should be quite thin again to allow to run flat everywhere and fill the uneven surface.

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Downunder35m

4 years ago

Get one gal.

Mix a smal amount with thinner to seal the first layer and hold the caps in place.

Let harden until almost cured before adding the next layer.

Use only thin layers as the resin shrinks when curing and too large amounts can results in cracks days later.

The last layer should be quite thin again to allow to run flat everywhere and fill the uneven surface.