Casting resin ??

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flyfort17
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Casting resin ??

Post by flyfort17 » Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:50 am

I've always wanted to build a ship(the sailing kind) in water.
I was thinking about using a clear casting resin. I know it
generates heat when curing. Will it get hot enough to
melt the plastic hull? It would only be about an 8th inch
thick. I was looking at EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy.
Thank you
Todd
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Re: Casting resin ??

Post by Johnnycrash » Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:30 pm

flyfort17 wrote:Will it get hot enough to melt the plastic hull?
No.
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Post by Rocketeer » Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:14 pm

Be sure and do a couple test pours, using scrap models, to be sure it's going to work. My experience with casting using clear resins has been poor; but for my last project I used Crystal Clear from Michael's and it worked pretty well (my first pour had weird soap-scum-like bubbles all over the surface; but I washed it carefully and poured another thin layer over it, and everything turned out fine) (whew :roll: ).

For building up waves your can use acrylic gloss gel medium, which has a mayonnaise-like consistency and dries perfectly clear.

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Post by flyfort17 » Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:49 pm

Thanks guys
Todd
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