GlassCast® 10/50 Clear Epoxy Casting Resin
(as of Dec 30,2019 07:25:28 UTC – Details)
Art Clear Casting Resin Review
If you have worked with epoxy clear casting resins in the past, you must be familiar with the struggle it takes to work with a high-viscosity epoxy resin.
While you are preparing the resin to work with it, it already hardens. It gets worse when you make a mistake as such resins are unforgiving and anything that goes wrong shows up in the finish.
They will leave scratches and marks, showcasing the errors you make to all who get the honor of looking at your work.
Jewellery, Pen Blanks, 3D Art etc
The solution to such a perilous situation is to get a low-viscosity epoxy resin, which gives you enough time to work with it before it solidifies into its final form. That’s where Resin4Decor Epoxy Art Resin comes in.
Being low viscosity
it takes twenty-four hours to set, giving you ample time to smooth out any mistakes you make as you work on your project.
It is also resistant to the yellowing effects of radiation from the sun, so it will retain the casting resin clear look of your work for years to come.
Let’s look at some of the main features of this product to see if it will be a good choice for your project.
UV Resistant Clear Casting Resin
The Resin4Decor Epoxy Art Resin has an extraordinary UV resistance, which helps protect your projects from sunrays.
Damage from UV radiations is one of the main problems that any product designer or hobbyist encounters.
These radiations turn the finish of your project made out of epoxy resin from a clear, glassy one into an untidy, yellow-colored one.
However, a UV-stabilized product does not turn yellow as you work with it.
Epoxy resins are always at risk of wearing out on exposure to such radiations.
This reduces the durability of the projects you produce with them. Resin4Decor staves off this degeneration and keeps your project transparent for a longer time.
You can use it without fearing that your project will start looking old and decrepit anytime soon.
Whether you use its layers for making the base of a decorative tray or spread it out while making jewelry pieces, it will not crumble.
Get an even finish from it as it will not crack when it comes into contact with sunlight.
Another feature that makes it unique is that it has low viscosity. As opposed to a highly viscous resin, a resin with low viscosity does not flow easily.
It takes time to pour. Its consistency also makes it chemically resistant, so you can use it for different kinds of projects. That’s because it adheres well to different surfaces.
Resin4Decor Epoxy Art Resin is an epoxy with two compounds which you have to blend in a 2:1 mix ratio.
It turns to solid and has the ability to retain moisture. All this makes it easy for you to work with as you don’t have to be unnecessarily careful so that you can avoid making blunders.
It will not dry out too quickly, so you can make any change you wish when it is still soft.
Similar to other low viscous epoxy products, this one is a soft resin. Mix out the two components, pour and leave it for 24 hours.
The epoxy will level itself and give you a glossy, shiny finish. It is best for jewelry and décor items, and many product designers swear by it.
It won’t be wrong to say that Resin4Decor is a sound pick for artists as it is formulated specially for casting resin clear artworks.
Some key features make it exceptionally well suited for creating intricate items such as trays for coffee tables, jewelry pieces and artistic geodes.
I have jotted down the major specifications which make it suitable for a variety of projects:
- It is UV resistant and does not turn yellow as you use it for your project
- Can self-level when spread out for a project
- Crystalizes at low temperatures and can be turned back into a viscous liquid without any compromise in quality
- It is a non-flammable product
- Does not give off fumes
- It is non-toxic if used according to the instructions mentioned on its packing
- It is food-safe and will not cause any food safety hazard
- Free from potentially harmful chemical compounds such as bisphenol A (BPA) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
- Gives an ultra-glossy look when set
- It is low viscosity
- The mixing ratio for this product is two parts resin and one part hardener, making a mix ratio of 2:1
- It has a curing time of 24 hours
- Its dimensions are 35.3 x 21.8 x 11.9 cm
Customer Reviews and Conclusion
This one has some really good reviews. According to several people, it gives a solid finish that is free from scratches.
Once poured, the clear casting resin drys to a transparent and hard substance without becoming clouded in the process.
It is quite easy to use, as you only need to mix the casting clear resin and hardener in the quantity mentioned on the pack, pour it out, and let it set for a day.
Besides, there is no particular smell that distinguishes it in any manner. Most buyers also praise its shiny finish and the fact that it does not cost an arm and a leg.
However, since it is a low viscosity epoxy resin, it is soft and may not harden if you mix it according to the instructions printed on the bottle.
Some reviews show that it will not harden enough to last for a long time and that sooner or later, the items made from it will start becoming soft and lose their initial shape.
One solution would be to try adding an extra amount of hardener so that it sets properly.
All in all, I would definitely recommend this clear casting resin to someone who is a beginner and wants to invest in an inexpensive epoxy resin which is easy to work with and is more forgiving of mistakes.
Perfect for casting resin clear Jewellery, Pen Blanks, 3D Resin Art, Model Making and more!
Highly machinable – great for turning, shaping and polishing
Natural air bubble release
No Odour – VOC free