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    May, 2011
Resin Casting
Posted by jkix on Wednesday, April 04, 2018 11:14 PM

Just got started on resin casting some small parts. If you've been thinking of trying this all I can say is GO FOR IT!

Got everything I needed at Michaels, mold putty and resin kit.

My only caution is that small parts harden slowly. Slower than the left over resin in the mixing cup.

I had fun doing this.Big Smile

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Friday, April 06, 2018 10:09 AM

Thanks for the encouragement, jkix. I haven't pulled the trigger on casting yet, but have been meaning to give it a try for years. I have a project on deck that needs a set of wheels from another, expensive kit from my stash, so I will need to figure out the whole casting thing soon.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

  • Member since
    May, 2008
Posted by TerryB on Friday, April 06, 2018 7:43 PM

I recieved a kit from micro mark for Christmas, went threw all the rubber and had to buy more , almost gone threw it LOL, but anyways i love it in the long run if nothing else just doing my own parts will more the pay for itself!

  • Member since
    March, 2011
Posted by gulftarpon on Saturday, April 07, 2018 6:48 PM

Hobby Lobby and Michaels have good starter kits and you can use one of the coupons to get 40% off on it. As far as hardening, you can sometimes put the mold in the microwave for a few seconds to warm it up before pouring the resin, but do it carefully. Also, you can put the mold close to an incandescent lamp to help harden the parts quicker.

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