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"Through Lay" #2: Epoxy Experiment

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Blog entry by SisQMark posted 02-15-2012 09:08 PM 3867 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hello to anyone that is actually following along. I now have the epoxy poured, added some red & white glitter with some little stars, hearts & flowers. I noticed that most of the items sank to the bottom, I’ll have to make up for this during the final coat. I covered the bottom with packing tape so it wouldn’t just run through. During the tape removal I noticed It is still rather sticky. So take note: more drying time for the bottom to dry.


Top of project after the epoxy cured.


This is a close up of the bottom after I removed the tape. It left it a little sticky. I’ll let it dry some more. I’m not worried about it looking dull right now because the final coat of epoxy will brighten it up & make it clear again. Well that’s all for today. Any comments are welcome. I know this is different, that’s why it’s an experiment, a learning process for me for something new. Some of you box builders could even use this process in your box lids. Maybe some of you can think of a better way than me. I’m just throwing out the idea. Until next time, thanks for looking & good day to you all. Mark

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark



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JoeyG

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#1 posted 02-15-2012 09:46 PM

very cool. How well did it pour and are there any bubbles? I can’t see any. I think I need to change products. I wonder how it would work adding a color to it.

Anyway, great idea and it looks like it is going to work out. The idea’s this can be used for are limitless. I’m looking forward to the next one.

Joey

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SisQMark

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#2 posted 02-15-2012 10:07 PM

Joey, It pours great! There were bubbles but a quick couple of times holding a lighter above it removes them. You have to keep checking on it for awhile to keep the bubbles in check. Oh, I thought about adding color but just don’t know exactly what to use that would keep the epoxy stable. Maybe some kind of powder, something I don’t have, of course. Isn’t always you need something & don’t have it, & have something & don’t need it. Well off to the shop to work on this thing. I’ll post again later to night or tomorrow. Have a good one!

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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#3 posted 02-16-2012 04:17 AM

Cool. As far as adding color to the epoxy you could use this stuff http://www.mudhole.com/Shop-Our-Catalog/Paints-Pigments/CRB-Marbling-Pigment-Kit-2
I have used it building fishing rods when epoxying over the guides. Also if you get alot of bubbles and use a lighter to long to get them out you can turn the epoxy black and it won’t come out…. When laying the epoxy on the guides I use a Alcohol burner. It burns clean, unlike butane.
Keep up the good work.
Brock

-- Brock, Illinois

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SisQMark

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#4 posted 02-16-2012 04:54 AM

Egor, thank you for the advice i really appreciate it. I’ll have to check out the link for the color-pigment. Thanks

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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