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Modding clear resin

Discussion in 'Modding' started by merlin 65, 27 Jun 2006.

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  1. merlin 65

    merlin 65 What's a Dremel?

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    i'm going to be starting something that involves using a lot of clear resin ,the stuff that sets solid and is totally clear . does anyone know of a uk supplier that sells it in big quantities and is cheap or an alternative if one exists
     
  2. merlin 65

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    nobody got any ideas then
     
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  4. Kobalt

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    Dont know about UK sippliers but Bondo makes polyester resin in small quantities or by the gallons, i bought a quart not too long ago for a project, it dries clear enough but not crystal clear, could've been my fault though, the mould i used weren't suggested and i used a lot more hardner than it was described My result had a white hase in it probably due to fast drying :eyebrow:
     
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    just to give you a rough idea of how much i need , i require enough to pour 1 inch deep and make 3 panels 36 inches square
     
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    because im casting something inside the resin and it needs to be a solid surface but its more about the casting side
     
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    Then the bondo polyester stuff is definitely worth looking into it sells in small quantity, just get a pint and do tests :thumb:
     
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    If I done this right you need 98.7 L of clear resin, make it a even 100 incase.
    36x36x1=1296
    1296x3=3888
    3888inches x 2.54=9875.52
    9875.52x10=98755.2cm squared
    98755.2/1000=98.7 L ... I think..
    -aaron
     
  11. Nezuji

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    Whelan_999, close but no cigar; You need to be more careful about converting between squared or cubic units. And I can't even guess where the 10 in your second-last line came from.

    If we're talking about three square panels, each one inch deep and 36 inches on a side, that'd be:
    36 * 36 * 1 = 1296 cubic inches.
    1296 * 3 = 3888 cubic inches for all three panels.
    1 cubic inch = 2.54 * 2.54 * 2.54 = 16.387064 cubic cm.
    3888 * 16.387064 = 63712.904832 cubic cm
    63712.904832 / 1000 = 63.712904832 litres

    However, if we're talking about three panels, each one inch deep and 36 square inches (i.e. 6" by 6") in profile, that comes to:
    36 * 1 = 36 cubic inches.
    36 * 3 = 108 cubic inches for all three panels.
    1 cubic inch = 2.54 * 2.54 * 2.54 = 16.387064 cubic cm.
    108 * 16.387064 = 1769.802912 cubic cm.
    1769.802912 / 1000 = 1.769802912 litres

    Of course, all of this assumes that:
    a) merlin 65 plans on buying the resin in metric quantities, even though he or she has provided imperial measurements, and
    b) resin occupies exactly the same volume when set as it does when fluid.

    Nezuji :)
     
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    As he's in the UK he will have to use metric quantities - unless he imports it from the states.

    It's easier to do if you convert the imperial to metric measurements at the start - you can use the value of 2.5cm for an inch instead of 25.4mm so the 36" becomes 90cm - a lot easier to find on a ruler / tape measure and for the resulting volume, a measuring jug.

    90*90*2.5 =20250cm3 / 1000 = 20.25 litres/sheet
     
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    ok i didnt explain it right i want 3 pieces each one 36 inch by 36 inches , and i dont use metric cos im old school
     
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    all i want really is a place where i can buy it by the gallon and not in poxy little tubes lol and in the uk
     
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    The 10 in my second last line was to put cm into mm then divide by 1000 to get L. I dunno if dividing 63712 by 1000 is right. But when I think about it my measurements seem off.

    I never thought of it as 6x6 :duh:

    Anywho whever you buy the resin tell them your measurements!
    -aaron
     
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    Have a look in halford, Im shure they had some clear expoxy.
     
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    I doubt it. This thread is 1,5 years old... :duh:
     
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