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Pour Clear Polyester Casting Resin into any mold to make a paperweight, or sculpture. Casting resin is a crystal clear, low viscosity liquid that requires mixing with a catalyst to become rock hard (purchase catalyst separately). It cures to a smooth glossy transparency at room temperature. Use of a mold release is not necessary for flexible plastic or rubber molds.
Note — Casting resin has only a 6-month shelf life. Store in a cool place.
Clear, colorless liquid, very low viscosity. Usually added in quantities of 0.5% to 3.0% of weight of resin for curing. Store in a cool place, keep tightly closed. Purchase ½ oz for a pint or quart of resin, and 1 oz for a gallon of resin.
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Clear and Clean
from jackson wyoming
Comments about Castin'Craft Clear Polyester Casting Resin:
Love this resin for making jewelry with my art students. Mix it correctly (follow directions) to get a clear solid finish. It is extra nice with a blast from the heat guns to smooth the surface after bubbles are tapped up.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Iowa City, Iowa
Good product, on time delivery
from Raleigh, NC
I use this resin for embedding insects in display blocks for education/outreach. It is clear as promised, cures well according to instructions (a little slower than anticipated but reasonable), and releases easily from silicone molds. I sometimes get a few bubbles in my finished blocks--nothing catastrophic but a pressure pot (which I haven't tried) might help get rid of those last few bubbles.
Easy to make paperweights
By Theatre Friend
from Florence, SC
Created a paperweight as cast gifts for theatre friends. Easy to use and make. Be careful in your choice of stirring cups/glass as the product will eat through some plastics. Follow instructions and you will be fine. Easy to use. Gift complete in less than 12 hours from start to fully ready (with only about an hour of work.)
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
this stuff works great !!!! i will buy it as often as i need
from Cozad, NE
I made a Damascus hunting knife for my brother and the handle had such nice figure that I just could not cover it with wood !! so I used this product for knife scales ! crystal clear , easy to work with and polishes up very nice !!
from SARASOTA, FL
I used this product to create trays with stones in them. It mixed easily, it poured easily, and it's set up quickly. My project was about 14" x 12" and an inch deep.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Castin' Craft Clear Polyester Casting Resin
It's always lovely to do business with Dick Blick, The service is wonderful, the variety of products is great and always arrive quickly, and I can usually find what I want here when I can find it no where else. The product most recently purchased was the catalyst for a clear cast resin. As a polymer clay artist I have occasion to add other mixed media items to finish a piece. The project I used this product in was a 10 inch mermaid, hot tubbing in an over sized coffee cup. She was complete and needed "water." I could find the resin, but not the catalyst. Fortunately, Dick Blick carries it, so I could complete the project with minimal delay. The catalyst is exactly as advertised and worked perfectly with the resin I purchased locally. Can't ask for anything more than that.
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Here's Brooke, enjoying her hot tub.
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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
A product with a thousand uses.
By Nicknames are silly! I am David Hargis.
from Little Rock, Arkansas
Over 40 years ago, I first used a polymer resin over a Plasticine clay sculpture, and it is rigid and shining to this day. You can mix this product with liquid acrylics to paint atmospheres in painting. For instance, fine silver mixed with this product will create a foggy early morning background -- but you have to work fast, because the hardening process is hard to predict. This product is much better than ordinary fiberglass resin, because it is more refined and very clear.
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Standard Quick-Drying Poly Resin
from Cleveland, OH
I use this resin on a daily basis to create assemblage pieces and jewelry and it's a decent, fast-setting poly resin. Sets very clear with no yellowing unlike some other resins I have used. The odor is a bit much for some people in confined spaces so I recommend using this in a well-ventilated studio space, basement, or garage. I also recommend getting some acetone to use for clean-up.
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