Need a Clear Resin Alternative

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RogueTrooper

Well-Known Member
I can’t get any clear polyurethane resin for about a month. Everyone where I live is sold out. I need to cast a few small glass lens type pieces, does anyone have any suggestions?

I thought about using polyester resin, but it takes a few days to dry and I’ve never used it, I hear it can be go milky and the result has to be glass clear.

This is for silicone mold casting

Any suggestions?....

Thanks in advance

Rogue
 

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robn1

Master Member
Table/bar top epoxy may work, I've never cast it though. It's made for pouring in layers.
 

trooper

Sr Member
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when I cast my lens' for the macrobinoculars I use alumilite "clear", realy nice stuff
 

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rbeach84

Sr Member
Living the 'Oz' life, eh? Bunnings is a 'big-box' DIY store, right? Let us know how it works...
R/ Robert
 

RogueTrooper

Well-Known Member
Here's a pic of the results so far. It casts well and is clear, but is slightly sticky still, so might need more drying time....

 

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RogueTrooper

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This stuff is weird.....it drys clear but remains slightly sticky even after a week of drying. So I put it in the oven for 10 minutes and it dried it out, but turned it yellow:confused ...strange indeed

 

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