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Gavin Botha
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Resin and colors.
Feb 4th, 2019 at 6:56am
 
So, I bought the wrong resin. It was the cheapest. Embarrassed Marine grade, purple tinge. All solid colors are "muddied". I have a gallon left. Besides solid colors, can I tint this stuff?
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Re: Resin and colors.
Reply #1 - Feb 4th, 2019 at 7:19am
 
What type resin, epoxy? What brand? I bet the cheapest was still expensive!
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Reply #2 - Feb 4th, 2019 at 8:42am
 
What does the manufacturer recommend for tinting, and are lighter (i.e. lower "hue" or intensity) results possible?  Finally, if you are after a swirled mix of lower and higher intensity colors, can that resin be mixed with another more suitable for lower intensity colors?  By lower intensity or lower "hue" I mean for example a translucent light green as opposed to an opaque deep dark green.
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Reply #3 - Feb 4th, 2019 at 4:33pm
 
That would be polyester resin, marine grade. $39-00 per gallon and hardener.
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Reply #4 - Nov 16th, 2019 at 12:01pm
 
Food coloring tints epoxy. It will  not tint fiberglass resin. What does?
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Reply #6 - Nov 17th, 2019 at 10:53am
 
What was your intent to make with the resin? There can be somewhat of a steep learning curve with resins and epoxies and that can be very frustrating at best. Few of them are cheap and the ones that are, well, as the saying goes, you get what you pay for. Others can be prohibitively expensive.  And, some are not well suited for woodworking projects.

There are slow set resins and there are fast set resins as well as resins somewhere in the middle. Most of them have shelf lives and temperature working/storage requirements. Because all epoxies are exothermic, the amount you can pour for a given project can be limited because of the heat produced during the cure. More heat can produce unwanted air bubbles. The list goes on.

When I made my first attempt at incorporating resins into my peppermills, it was a disaster. I quickly found that buying some resin to make something wasn't the end of the expense. Depending on what you want to make, a vacuum chamber and pump, a pressure pot and compressor are almost absolute necessities to be successful in this endeavor.

Then there are tints, dyes and micro colored and pearlescent powders as well as materials to make molds if that is your goal. Weighing scales, mixing cups and other odds and ends. More expense. It never seems to end.

There are plenty of You Tube videos to learn from. If you're looking to use resins for wood turning projects, Zac Higgins You Tube channel is a good source to learn some of the tips and techniques you'll need to be successful with resins.

Even after over a year and having some moderate success in working with resins for my projects I'm still a relative novice and have much to learn. If that's all I did I'd be better at it but it's only a small part of what I do.

Hope this helps.

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