Clear polyester resin is a substitute for liquid acrylic - it is very clear and you can embed items inside the resin casting. Note: We do offer an Embedment Service and can cast items in solid acrylic Plexiglass up to 24" x 24" square and 1" thick. Hundreds of existing molds can be used to create awards and momentos. Our product, Weld-On #40 is 75% pure acrylic monomer and is used for bonding acrylics.
This is the good stuff. Mixing resin is a bit of an art. Experiment. Write down what you do, what temperature the resin is, what the room temp is, and take notice of humidity. All these factors can, and will, affect your casting. This product can be a substitute for liquid acrylic (not available through us) which takes an autoclave to cure castings.
Resin casting is an exciting and fun craft that allows you to embed or encase almost any object in crystal-clear plastic. The basic materials needed to get started in resin crafting are easy to find and relatively inexpensive. You'll need:
Casting resin and catalyst
Disposable graduated paper mixing cups
Wooden stir sticks
Objects you wish to embed
CASTING RESIN A polyester resin noted for its clarity and ability to be cast in mass. In its liquid form, casting resin has a consistency of corn syrup and a slight color ranging from straw to light aqua. During the hardening process the slight color bleaches out and the resin becomes crystal clear. The styrene odor of casting resin is less objectionable if you have good ventilation when pouring. Once cured, your cast pieces will have little if any odor. Casting resin should be stored at room temperature (72° F.), out of direct sunlight, and out of reach of children. If stored properly, shelf life is approximately nine to twelve months. Our product, Weld-On #40 is 75% pure acrylic monomer and is used for bonding acrylics.
Remember, the working life of your "pot" of resin is shorter when there is more resin in it. This also means that the thicker you pour a casting, the shorter the time to catalyzing - and the more HEAT that gets generated.
Tip: Try a sample casting first. See what happens. Then adjust and pour the real thing. Don't forget to order catalyst - it's not included.
Our product, Weld-On #40 is 75% pure acrylic monomer and is used for bonding acrylics.
Resin, Pigment, Catalyst, Mould Builder and Finnish are hazardous shipping items and can only ship via ground delivery. Hazardous items cannot ship outside the USA.