How To Use Shallow and Deep Casting Resin?

July 30, 2018

Wear latex or nitrile gloves to measure 2 parts of Part A Resin and 1 part of Part B Hardener by volume. Pour Part A and Part B into a larger container.

TIP – Use clean plastic containers or wax-free paper containers.

Use a flat mixing stick to stir the two ingredients together for at least 4 minutes – longer in cooler temperatures. Take care to stir the material slowly, so air entrapment is kept to a minimum.
Working time: 30 minutes.

TIP – Do not scrape the sides of the mixing container when pouring. It may create soft spots.

The mixture is self-leveling, pour from one end of the mould in a thin stream. For best results pour at temperatures between 15˚C to 30˚C and at below 85% humidity.

TIP – Have a stand that is smaller in size than the item to be coated, to allow excess material to drip from the edges.

Air bubbles may form on the surface. Air Bubble release is greatly enhanced by the use of a heat gun or gas torch. Hold the torch 15 cm – 20 cm away from the surface and sweep the torch continuously across the surface for a few seconds if required.
If the flame is held in one spot it will distort the surface or may cause damage to the substrate.

TIP – Have a pair of tweezers handy to remove any lint that may have settled on the surface. Once removed the surface will level out.

The artwork should be cured in a warm, dust free area. Place a cover or box over the item.

Shallow Casting R1805
Surface dry: 27 hours
Full Cure: 7 days

Deep Casting R1810
Surface dry: 72 hours
Full Cure: 7 days