Alumilite Clear (Slow) - a crystal clear resin that is easy to use and great for a wide variety of clear casting applications. It is a favourite with woodturners!
Alumilite Clear produces an extra strong, crystal clear casting which polishes beautifully to a high shine. It can be dyed or pigmented and produces an optically clear casting. This resin has excellent cosmetic detail and is easy to use.
It is highly recommended for encapsulating and turning applications as it is extremely strong and durable, and it turns beautifully without chipping or cracking. Turned blanks can be easily polished to a high gloss. It has a 12 min open time. Can be sanded, wet sanded, and/or buffed.
Alumilite Clear must be mixed 1:1 by weight. Recommended for experienced resin users - pressure casting is required.
Don't use water based dyes or colours with this resin. Our Alumilite Dyes are ideal (which come in a huge range of colours, including fluorescent neon colours!), as well as any dry colours. For gorgeous shimmers and high quality metal effects, use powders like Pearl Ex and Caster's Choice Mica Powders or the Alumilite Metal Powders. For a glow in the dark effect, use the Phosphorescent Powder.
- Mix Ratio: 1:1 by weight (off-ratio mixing may produce hazy or frosted parts. B side may thicken and need to be warmed before use)
- De-mould Time: 2-4 hours minimum
- Temperature Resistance: 60C (140F)
**Please note: The shelf life of Alumilite Clear is 3 months in an unopened container and we highly recommend using it within its shelf life to maintain optimum clarity and stability. Keep the caps of each resin bottle on tight at all times. Even during use, pour out what you need, then put the caps back on immediately until your next use. This will keep your resin in good working condition for as long as possible.**
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Resin and health and safety in the workshop:
we recommend always doing your own research and make your own decisions on how to look after yourself and any precautions you need to take. Read the SDS for the producs you are interested in, and get advice if needed. As a minimum we suggest you have good ventilation, and protect your skin (use nitrile gloves, not latex) and eyes. If you work with large amounts of resin, work with it often, heat it, or mix it with other products, you might want to consider a VOC filtered respirator mask.