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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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Dannnyh

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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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milkbone

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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.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00I8ACTTY/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_13?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A1ZQ4RBIUH3AMZ

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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.

Cheers,
Brad

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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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Dannnyh

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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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