Post by Jay spencer on Nov 6, 2019 10:22:21 GMT -5
Hi I’m making winestoppers of burl and clear resin. I’m trying to suspend a fly fishing fly within the clear resin. Obviously when I put the casting in the pressure chamber I have no access to adjust the fly as it cures. The fly seems to always move. I’ve tried it in two separate pours because when I did it in a single pour the fly sinks to the bottom. When I do it in two pours (first pour half, let it cure, lay the fly on the surface of that pour and do a second pour). If I were to secure it to the surface of the first pour with a dot of CA glue, I’m sure that would keep the fly right where I want it and oriented straight. But it seems like there’d be a blemish from the glue
Oops, just remembered that Clear will foam like a !*@!& when cured in thin, self-leveled layers. I know you can use the Amazing Clear Cast epoxy both inside and on top of the Clear. They are transparent to each other and don't leave a haze or 'witness line' where they contact.
I'm making dragon eggs with the Clear Slow and using the ACC as both an epoxy and a topcoat. It is working very well for me.
Lawnboy is right, you can just use Amazing Clear Cast epoxy as a glue and it won't show up or be noticeable. The CA glue may or may not be noticeable depending on where you put it so it may discolor or "fog up" in that spot.
Now as for using the pressure chamber and the Clear foaming in it - I don't use a pressure chamber with any of my stuff and the small castings I've done with the Clear normally come out with no bubbles (mix slow and pour slow) but then again, it didn't matter if those castings had bubbles or not to me.
Lawnboy, care to share pictures of those dragon eggs? Personally, I'd love to see them and how they come out with the Clears.
Sorry, I wasn't Clear (pun intended). When I've tried to use Clear and Clear Slow (urethane) as a simple 'glue' without a pressure pot, it will level to about 1/16" and foam so badly it turns white. This does not happen in a pressure pot.
On the other hand, the Amazing Clear Cast (epoxy) makes a good 'glue' at room pressure. It's designed for thinner layers without pressure. And it produces an excellent finish when used as a topcoat.
Sure, I should be finishing an egg tommorrow, I'll get some pics of it. These eggs are so shiny it's hard to get good pics. It's like photographing a mirror.
Last Edit: Nov 11, 2019 23:46:16 GMT -5 by LawnBoy
Try photographing the Plat 25 - I have a homemade light box I use for taking pictures of my candy molds and have found that I can get fairly good ones if I put a light blue background behind just the mold while still using a white base for it to sit on. A white background just washes out the "frosted" look of the Plat 25 and blue was the first color that let it show up well so I stopped looking when I got to that one.