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Containing epoxy in half done bowls. (Read 185 times)
 
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Containing epoxy in half done bowls.
Mar 23rd, 2021 at 7:29pm
 
I have been having a bit of trouble trying to seal up cracks enough to fill with epoxy. I have been using hot glue and clear plastic from cookie boxes and muffin boxes. I am having one heck of a time keeping the resin from leaking.  I used 4 glue sticks trying to seal it off and poured epoxy into the bowl and drip, drip, drip again. Last time I tried using epoxy I had to seal it up and give it more epoxy 4 or 5 times to get all the cracks filled. While using different colors can be nice, I hate wasting epoxy at $60 a gallon. How do yall do it? Is there some kind of trick to it? When I did my plum bowl I essentially bolted aluminum sheet to the bowl and gave it 3 pours to fill it all in. I wasted probably half of the 4 ounces of epoxy I used. Give me some good ideas.
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Re: Containing epoxy in half done bowls.
Reply #1 - Mar 23rd, 2021 at 9:40pm
 
I've been using duct tape
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Re: Containing epoxy in half done bowls.
Reply #2 - Mar 24th, 2021 at 6:46am
 
Brown plastic packing tape. The epoxy doesn't stick to it and it prevents leaking. I built 4 stich & glue kayaks with that stuff. Works good and inexpensive.
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Re: Containing epoxy in half done bowls.
Reply #3 - Mar 24th, 2021 at 6:47am
 
Like Jeff, I have used duct tape. Specifically Gorilla brand. It’s waterproof (and resin proof!) and sticks well to just about anything.
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Re: Containing epoxy in half done bowls.
Reply #4 - Mar 24th, 2021 at 9:46am
 
Duct Tape versus Epoxy:

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Reply #5 - Mar 25th, 2021 at 10:13pm
 
This last one came out pretty good despite the dripping. I had made the reservoir a bit bigger than normal and the extra epoxy hardened before it all dripped out.

I think I'm going to get some duct tape before I have another one to patch. Thanks guys! Here's the bowl. I put two drops of red food coloring in my epoxy along with a pinch or purple mica.
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Reply #6 - Apr 28th, 2021 at 9:33am
 
Tried duct tape. I have been wasting so much time. The tape did the trick. thanks for the tip!
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Re: Containing epoxy in half done bowls.
Reply #7 - Apr 28th, 2021 at 7:12pm
 
Because I always have several rolls of different widths out, I just use blue masking tape and haven't had leaks.
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