The economy, the environment, and numerous other causes are prompting more people than ever to learn new skills, and to tackle projects that they would have paid someone else to do in year's past, themselves. Whether it's repainting the house, or fixing up a sagging fence, folks today are finding ways to do more with less, and to be more resourceful. Of course, this extend beyond just household chores and maintenance. The world of arts and crafts, forever the realm of do-it-yourselfers, is experiencing a surge in interest, as more people have taken to creating their own decorations and jewelry items.
Where there's a will, there's a way. Not only are ranks of artists increasing, the new additions seem to have bought with them a new flair for doing things in ways not before seen. Without much further ado, we'll move on to the topic of this post: Doming resin.
Doming resins are basically just epoxy, but there are some important things to consider before you choose one that is appropriate for your project, and there are some helpful tips that we'll share with you to help you as your work with this medium.
Now, as stated, doming resin is just epoxy . But what should you be looking for as you collect your supplies for your next great project? Well, as you may know, the refining property of epoxy is that it consists of two parts, that when mixed, form an incredibly strong compound. And, as we discussed in our piece about epoxy spray paint, the amount of time it takes to cure is a very important item of information.
Before you begin working with doming resin, you need to ask yourself how much time you need before the epoxy becomes "unworkable," that is, before it cures into a state that can no longer be manipulated. This is all determined by the hardener, which is often referred to as the "Part B."
Epoxies can be found that cure in as little as 5 minutes, or as much as several hours. Furthermore, you can influence how long it takes by altering the temperature in your working environment. If you want to speed things up, turn up thermostat. If you'd like to maximize your working time, do your work in the cold temperature that you can stand.
If you're looking for a great all-purpose doming resin epoxy I usually recommend System Three's General Purpose Resin. It's top quality, and their customer service reps are as friendly as they come.