Water Clear Casting Resin & Catalyst
Polyester Special Water Clear Casting Resin (arts etc) and Catalyst
- UV stable
- Excellent for preserving and embedding decorative objects
- Super clear once cured
- Suitable for outdoor use
Please note, due to the styrene content in this Resin, it does have a strong odour. It should be used and stored in a well-ventilated area.
How to Calculate your Volume of Resin
Multiply height (in metres) x width (in metres) x depth (in millimetres).
e.g. Require coverage for a table - 1 metre high x 2 metres wide x 5mm depth = 10 litres/kg of resin.
Further application details can be found on our Clear Casting Resin instruction guidelines.
This water clear casting resin is used for embedding and preserving biological and medical specimens. It can also be used for making paperweights and decorative objects, such as costume jewellery.
Because of its water-white appearance when cured it can be used to create water effects such as streams or waterfalls by modellers. Catalyst addition is 1.5% giving a pot life of approx. 20 minutes.
It is important to leave the resin piece in one place for 4-5 days after pouring so the resin to allow it to cure effectively.
This resin is UV stabilised, meaning it can be used for outdoor use and projects which will be kept in the garden e.g. pebble displays or waterfalls.
If doing multiple pours of clear casting resin, great care should be taken in regards to the heat that is generated with each pour. Before each pour, it is best to ensure the first pour has cooled (and is cool to the touch) before adding the next batch of resin.
We also stock a Clear Epoxy resin too. This is also available to purchase on our website.
For more advantages and application tips on Clear Casting Resin - check out our Clear Resin article.
Work out how much Glass you have by weight and multiply by 2.5. i.e. for 2kg of fibreglass mat, you will require 5kg of resin. Alternatively, use our Materials Quantity Calculator. Roofing applications may require more resin if the resin is applied to OSB3 boards as the boards will soak more resin. Our materials calculator will give exact requirements depending on application e.g. Roofing, Pond Lining or General Fibreglass Projects.Read more
Yes, all Resins, Topcoats and Gelcoats sold by FibreGlassDirect are supplied with sufficient catalyst.
We recommend that up to 10mm of Clear Resin should be poured at any one time before pouring the next layer. If doing multiple pours of clear casting resin, great care should be taken in regards to the heat that is generated with each pour. Before each pour, it is best to ensure the first pour has cooled (and is cool to the touch) before adding the next batch of resin.
Yes, the Polyester Clear Casting odour has a strong, solvent odour. Therefore, this resin is best used in a well, ventilated area.
Yes, the Water Clear Casting Polyester Resin may be used for making Canvas Micarta (knife handle). Once the resin has adequately cured it can be shaped as required.
The Clear Casting Resin will not cure in a uniformed fashion. It will be tacky to the touch with ripples. To remove the tackiness of the cured Clear Casting Resin, you must sand back the top layer starting with a 240 grit sandpaper, working up through 400 to 600 until all bumps or ripples have been removed and the area is totally smooth. To get a shine, use a Farecla Compounding Paste.
Yes, this resin is suitable for use with a silicone mould. If there is a lot of detail in the mould, you could use a CIL release spray if required before pouring the resin into the mould.
No, unfortunately, this resin would not have enough scuff or scratch resistance to be used on a floor.
There is a simple formula for calculating the volume for resin required. Simply multiply length (metres) x width (metres) x depth (millimetres).
In this case - 1.5 metres x 1.5 metres x 5mm = 11.25kg of resin. This method will work for epoxy and polyester calculations.
For river resin tables we would recommend our clear cast epoxy resin as this will be more durable and will have less shrinkage than the polyester version.Read more