GlassCast 10 Clear Epoxy Coating Resin 1Kg
GlassCast® 10 is a water-clear, UV resistant epoxy clear casting resin suitable for castings and deep coatings up to 10mm in thickness. It is recommended for clear jewellery resin casting, 3D resin art, encapsulation and filling holes and gaps in wood (up to 10mm) and can be cast in multiple layers to an unlimited depth*. Open surface will require polishing.
Glass Cast 10 is extremely easy-to-use. It is low odour, easy to mix and measure and does not require vacuum degassing; in fact this amazing resin will drive tiny air bubbles out of the resin during the cure resulting in a perfectly clear, glass-like casting.
All Glass Cast resins have been designed to have exceptional behaviour in contact with wood making them the perfect choice for combining with a wide range of woods including products such as half-wood jewellery (like wood resin rings), paperweights, walking stick handles and furniture pieces.
Pigments and Tints
To create stunning translucent colours (like stained glass) just add a few drops of our resin tinting pigments. GlassCast can also be enhanced with metal powders, glitters and glow powders to achieve a huge range of decorative effects. It is the perfect clear resin for crafts of all kinds.
Our Glass Cast range of resins are compatible with many pigments and colouring powders on the market today. This includes epoxy compatible pigment pastes, various pigment powders and translucent tinting pigments. If the pigment manufacturer is not sure if the pigment is epoxy compatible then a small test should give you the answer you need. We stock a range of pigments that have all been tested and work great with all of our Glass Cast resins.
- Clear or tinted resin jewellery
- Resin & wood jewellery
- Pen blanks
- 3D resin art
- Thick counter-tops (with embedded objects)
- Water effects for models / scenarios
Shelf Life is 12 months from date manufacture. GlassCast should be stored in its original container and out of direct sunlight. It is recommended that the storage temperature should be between 15ºC and 25ºC. Ideally, containers should be opened only immediately prior to use. KEEP THE PACKING TIGHTLY SEALED WHEN NOT IN USE. When stored correctly, the resin and hardener will have a shelf-life of 12 months. Although it may be possible to use the resin and hardener after a longer period, a deterioration in the performance of the resin will occur.
How to Use
GlassCast 10 should always be mixed, poured and cured at a constant room temperature of around 20°C. Resin and hardener should be mixed 2 parts resin to 1 part hardener by volume.
For castings, GlassCast 10 can be poured into common mould materials such as silicone**, polyethylene and polypropylene without the need for any release agent. For thick coatings GlassCast 10 can be poured directly onto dry surfaces such as metal, concrete and wood following a light ‘keying’ of the material.
*Additional layer should be poured when the previous layer reaches the B-stage of the cure. If the resin has fully cured the surface on the previous layer must be keyed to ensure a strong mechanical bond.
**Unlike most water clear resins, GlassCast can be cast into Condensation/tin cure RTV silicone rubber moulds without any problems.