Resin pour

Pfunk Mar 16, 2022

  1. Pfunk

    Pfunk TrainBoard Member

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    I have some leftover 2 part resin from an entryway console table I made last summer that I've been messing about with. I'm planning on using something similar to make some water effects, been practicing with the heat gun and colored resins to make waves like this. it takes a bit but is kind of easy once you get the hang of it


    (this is a great tutorial)

    Being that I've never done more than flood coats, was hoping for some insight:

    -How deep do you suppose you can do in a single pour with this stuff? Have not tried anything more than a light coat deep yet, but am guessing it has to be a level surface for the lacing to work so trying to figure out how deep to make it so I have room for a couple coats on top.

    -Is there a brand that would work better than some others? It took about a day for the stuff I have to settle and harden, I wouldn't use it again for anything layout related tbh. The MAS stuff she uses in the video looks amazeballs and is 30mins, so will get that unless someone has a better recommendation.

    -And if I'm using foamboard as a base, would I need to plaster over areas to be poured so it doesn't dissolve? (it just dawned on me that I could just go out to the garage and mix a bit to pour some over a scrap piece, but am at work rn so going to ask anyhow :ROFLMAO: never know, someone else might be wondering the same)
     
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  2. wvgca

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    dunno.. i poured 1/8 inch thick, several layers, and used the potting clear stuff from walmart, again two part, but only ten bux for the two half pint jars
     
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  3. Pfunk

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    as many different places as the MAS product page says not to do more than 1/4" at a time, am thinking 1/4" is as deep as you can do the MAS in a single pour HAHAHA it does have a quick cure time though, so even at 2" should be able to do in a day.

    Have been reading old posts and watching vids, but am thinking in this case actually following the manufacturer's instructions (who DOES that??!) may be best bet.
     
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  4. Mike C

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    Thin layers cure faster , 1/4" max . Do not poar on foam , use a thin coat of plaster first . Envirotex is a brand that doesn't stink . And most brands can be tinted with acrilic paints , but go VERY lightly on the paint . a few drops go a long way ....Mike
     
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  5. Pfunk

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    it went and got cold on me again and haven't been able to mess around in the garage with this stuff. I need to get some better/faster resin now that it's warming up again and get to practicing. Permanent layout will be 10ft so last thing I want to do is get it built then dork up the water and have to tear it all off and start over!
     

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