Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Resin Over-Pour

 My bezel project on the weekend was jinxed.  That's why I had a post yesterday showing you "stains" and now I can show you the "over-pour."  Luckily, I have tips to help you avoid or fix these situations!  
This bezel had some stain on the green paper.  It was my fault for not protecting the paper properly.  So I covered those stains with some glitter!  Then I had to just pour a little more Envirotex Lite over the whole surface.  I poured a little too much and as you can see it pooled off the bezel.  In the past I would have moved my bezel away from the over-pour.  Now I just let it set overnight.
In 8-10 hours your resin feels solid, but it is not 100% cured for 48 hours.  At this point you can literally peel the excess away or use a scissor to cut it away.  Then you let the bezel cure like usual.  I threw away so many pieces until I discovered this super simple fix!

9 comments:

  1. Oh my Gosh, this fixes alot for me. thank you so much for your continued messups, in order to teach others like me.
    Robin

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  2. So at about 8 hrs you can cut away the mess? Do you need to use a teflon scissors. Can the scissors be used again, or will the resin ruin them?

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  3. Hi Terri. I don't have a single pair of good scissors. I just buy whatever is on sale. The resin at the 8 hour mark is quite soft. It cuts really easy and to date, has not left residue on scissors like glue does.

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  4. Hello!
    I am so happy to have found your blog! I am new to the Resin world and have tried to make some jewelry pendants. First I tried East Cast, but the finished product scratched easy. Next I tried ET Lite, and I love the way it feels and looks, but I'm having a problem. It has cured for 3 days and feels hard, but if I press my fingernail on it, it leaves a scratch. Is this normal? Or have I done something wrong? Thank you so much! Carol

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  5. Hi Carol, when cured it should not allow any dents or scratches. My first question is are you measuring and mixing with cups that show exact measurements? If the 1 to 1 ratio isn't perfect it will not cure perfect. If you are, the next question is are you in a cool space? When the air conditioning is on my pieces take longer to cure so I put them in a sunny window to help.

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  6. Hi Carmi,

    I did not measure in cups with measurements built in....I measured with a ruler and then added. Maybe that is my problem. Any hints as to where to buy the measuring cups? Also, I live in the southwest and it's very warm here, but I do have ac going into my room. Should I close it off?

    Thank you for your help! Appreciate it! :)

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  7. any tips for over pouring on a double-sided bezel? i had one side poured and it domed perfectly. many days later, i flipped and poured the other side. resin ran over the edge and is now stuck to the other side.

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  8. Is there any way to just cut it away? I find the resin will almost peel away from metal. If the bezel is $ it is worth saving. If resin cured on resin in a way you don't like, sand it away and do a glaze coat to repair it. Here are some sanding tips...you won't believe how effective this is. http://resincrafts.blogspot.ca/2012/03/resin-repair.html

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