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Old 12-11-2008, 10:01 PM
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resin/epoxy on canvas?

I saw a painting today that I believe was acrylic and it had a thick, high-gloss coating over it. The shop owner said it was a two part resin that is mixed and poured quickly over the painting. It sounds like epoxy to me but the only epoxies I know of are yellowy in colour. Does anyone know of a crystal clear two part resin to pour onto an acrylic canvas? It is a look that is distinctly different than a self levelling gel like a golden gel. Thanks for the help.

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Old 12-11-2008, 10:18 PM
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Re: resin/epoxy on canvas?

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Re: resin/epoxy on canvas?

sounds like the stuff they used to pour over wood furniture back in the 70's...
and, when banked around the edges, smoothcoat relief sculpture carving in coffee tables...
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Re: resin/epoxy on canvas?

Clear polyester resin that reacts when a catalyst is added produces a high-gloss, transparent coating. It is often available (at an incredible markup) at local hobby and craft stores. Unfortunately, if not prepared properly, the plastic will have a distinctly unpleasant odor that will last for some time. Also, with time, the coating may yellow under both sunlight and fluorescent light. Great for tabletops but as the saying goes, "do not try this at home!"
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Re: resin/epoxy on canvas?

Does anyone know of a clear product I could use over wet epoxy on canvas...used a two part 60 min epoxy that won't dry!! It's been tacky for weeks. I love the way it looks wet but I'd like it to dry at some point!
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Re: resin/epoxy on canvas?

There are a variety of epoxy resins available. The only ones I have used much is the epoxy you use with fiberglass. For those familiar with cedar strip canoes, you will know that it is quite transparent when mixed and applied properly.

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Re: resin/epoxy on canvas?

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Does anyone know of a clear product I could use over wet epoxy on canvas...used a two part 60 min epoxy that won't dry!! It's been tacky for weeks. I love the way it looks wet but I'd like it to dry at some point!
That stuff is nasty if not mixed right. Leave it in a warm place until it dries. If not...coating it with something else wouldn't help.
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Re: resin/epoxy on canvas?

Thanks for the advice! I mixed a 1:1 ration as directed but no luck. An oven would be explosive, huh?
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Re: resin/epoxy on canvas?

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Thanks for the advice! I mixed a 1:1 ration as directed but no luck. An oven would be explosive, huh?
TAP Plastics is a company that might have some good information for you.

http://www.tapplastics.com/

http://www.tapplastics.com/shop/category.php?bid=3&

Also, if you go to www.westmarine.com and search for polyester resins, and for epoxies, in their search box, you might find some information.

There are also instructional videos showing how to work with these materials.
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Re: resin/epoxy on canvas?

lanie,

As the (fine print) usually says, 'test before application'. Sometimes a batch (of whatever) is no good or there is an incompatibility.

If the 60 minute epoxy hasn't hardened in two weeks, something is most likely wrong. Instead of asking the artists, why don't you contact the epoxy manufacturer and ask them?

btw, just -why- did you put some 2-part 60 minute epoxy on canvas?

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