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Forum topic by Dannnyh posted 10-26-2016 03:17 PM 551 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-26-2016 03:17 PM

Hi All

Can anyone advise me as to the sort of resin that may of been used on the below table.

Thanks Dan

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#1 posted 10-26-2016 03:49 PM

Looks like clear epoxy to me. you can buy it by the gallon at most big box stores. I just call it bar epoxy.

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#2 posted 10-26-2016 03:53 PM

Look up polyester casting resins. There are many brands, I can’t advise on the best.
Pretty awesome table!

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#3 posted 10-26-2016 04:07 PM

It’s probably something along the lines of West System epoxy resin. Amazon has it by the gallon. Plenty of YouTube vids on how to use it for an application like this.

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#4 posted 10-26-2016 04:15 PM

Doubt it’s epoxy… as it’s exothermic, and a pour that thick would generate a LOT of heat, probably to the point of being a fire hazard. Even mixing a small batch in one of those small solo cups will generate enough heat to melt the cup if left in it. Most likely a synthetic casting resin… polyester or acrylic are good candidates.


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#5 posted 10-26-2016 04:21 PM

I haven’t got a clue but, that is one beautiful table!!

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#6 posted 10-27-2016 02:43 PM

Thanks for all the replies so far, looks like polyester casting is the way to go.

Has anyone attempted casting themselves ?

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#7 posted 10-27-2016 06:41 PM

I’m with Brad. I used to buy my two part (50-50) mix epoxy in two five gallon containers (part A and part B). I usually only poured around one to two pints at a time. I had just minutes to get it on or the container would start smoking and melt the plastic cup.

I vote casting resin.

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#8 posted 10-31-2016 04:01 PM

Google bar top resin. You will find videos and more.

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