Crystal Cast - 1" Casting Resin
Crystal Cast was developed for casting and encapsulating small objects with improved hardness and clarity. This product can be used from 1/8" and up to 1" depth of pours, depending on the dimensions and volume of the pour. Crystal Cast is measured at a 2:1 ratio by volume, meaning you will measure two parts of Resin to one part of Hardener.
✔️ 45+ Minute Working Time
✔️ Dry in 12-24 Hours
✔️ Excellent Air Release
✔️ 2A:1B Mixing Ratio by Volume
✔️ High Gloss Finish
✔️ Made in the US
✔️ Low Viscosity
✔️ No VOC
Step 1. Prepare for Mixing
Gather your epoxy resin, mixing supplies, and personal protective equipment. We recommend at the very least using nitrile gloves, safety glasses, clothing to protect from spills. Be sure to use epoxy resin in a well-ventilated room or use an air-purifying respirator.
Step 2. Calculate Coverage Area
Using a tape measure, measure the length, width, and depth of your mold and then input this information into the Epoxy Resin Coverage Calculator to determine how much epoxy resin you will need to fill the mold.
Step 3. Pour Epoxy Resin into a Mixing Container
Measure your desired amount of epoxy resin at a 2:1 ratio by volume into a graduated mixing cup. Pour the resin first, allow it a moment to settle, and then follow up with an equal amount of hardener.
Step 4. Mix Thoroughly for Four Minutes
Mix the two parts together for a total of four minutes. Be sure to scrape the bottom and sides of the container while mixing so that there is no un-mixed epoxy resin. Aggressive mixing can introduce excessive air, stir slowly but thoroughly. Continue to stir until the epoxy resin no longer has ribbons and returns to clear.
Step 5. Pour into Mold
Pour the epoxy resin slowly into your mold in 1/4" increments. To minimize trapped air in your project pour in 1/4" increments, allow 1-2 minutes for air to surface, sweep your torch or heat gun over the surface to pop any bubbles, and repeat until you reach your desired depth.
Step 6. Use a Torch or Heat Gun to Remove Trapped Air
Quickly sweep a propane torch or heat gun across the surface being sure to keep the flame 6-8 inches away from the surface. Do not overheat the epoxy resin or hold the heat in one spot for too long. We recommend heating the epoxy resin only during the working time, do not apply heat once the working time has passed. After eliminating bubbles allow the epoxy resin time to cure in the appropriate environment (listed in Technical Data below).
Ensure that you are working in a well-ventilated room or using an air-purifying respirator.
Common Product Uses
Automotive Shift Knobs
Ideal Curing Temperature - 65°F - 80°F
Working Time - 90 Minutes
Dry to Touch - 12-24 Hours
Full Cure - 7 Days (Depending on volume and mass of pour)
Minimum Depth of Pour - 1/8"
Maximum Depth of Pour - 1"
Temperature Resistance - 475°F
Shelf Life (Unopened) - ±12 Months
Shelf Life (Opened) - ±6 Months
Shore D Hardness - 70-80
48oz Kit = 32 ounces Resin + 16 ounces Hardener
1.5 Gallon Kit = 128 ounces Resin + 64 ounces Hardener