A good source for crystal clear resin / acrylic water?

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Gytheran, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. Gytheran

    Gytheran Sr Member

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    Hey guys, I've got a couple projects coming up that require large amounts of a crystal clear water-like compound. Is there a good source for an epoxy resin/ acrylic water or a better substitute available that will give the appearance of water and will accept a colored dye for tinting? The cheapest I've come across is about $40 shipped for 64oz.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. robn1

    robn1 Master Member

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    I don't remember the brand, but there's stuff used by model railroaders for making water. Some kind of thin clear acrylic medium.
  3. Contec

    Contec Master Member

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  4. Gytheran

    Gytheran Sr Member

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    Thanks for the suggestions!

    Any others out there?
  5. Rylo

    Rylo Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Alumilite, water clear acrylic.

    It's not cheap, but it's good.
  6. blofeld

    blofeld New Member

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    go to a fibreglass supplier and ask for a "clear casting resin" ( fast setting )

    another type is used by fishing rod builders for rod bindings, and is a 2 part resin
    the only problem with using this stuff it takes 24hrs to set, but air bubbles can be removed with a hair dryer!

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