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GlassCast 10 Clear Casting Resin – Jewellery/ 3D Art/ Pen Blanks/ Clear Casting into Moulds

16.50520.96 (ex vat)

GlassCast® 10 is a water-clear, UV resistant epoxy 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. You could also add some Colour Pigments  (TranslucentSolid, Metallic, Silicone, Pinata, or Neon) to enhance your project.

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Suggested uses;

  • Clear or tinted resin jewellery / paperweights.
  • Resin & wood jewellery / walking stick handles and furniture pieces.
  • 3D resin art / Pen Blanks
  • Thick counter-tops (with embedded objects)
  • Water effects for models / scenarios

How much resin will I need?

1kg = 1mm over 1sqmYou will require 1 kilo of resin per millimetre of thickness required over a 1 sqm area.

See full details, including some Video’s below;

 

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Description

The Water-Clear Epoxy Casting Resin Ideal for Jewellery

GlassCast 10 is a water-clear, UV resistant clear casting resin developed for smaller or thinner castings such as jewellery, 3D resin-art, gaps/knots/wood inlays and more. It can be used to make parts up to around 10mm thick in a single pour.

Because GlassCast 10 has been developed as a casting resin and not a coating resin, it remains water-clear even in thick sections. It doesn’t however, self-level to quite the perfectly flat, glossy finish of our GlassCast 3 coating resin and would require a flat and polish if a perfect finish is required on the open face.

GlassCast 10 Recommended Uses

  • Resin jewellery – clear or tinted
  • Resin and ‘secret’ wood jewellery
  • 3D resin art – using layers, pigments and effects
  • Clear figurines or castings
  • Pen blanks, knife scales and other blanks
  • Thick counter-tops (up to 10mm) – with embedded objects
  • Simulated water on models or scenarios

GlassCast 10 Advantages

  • Incredibly clear – no epoxy beats it for clarity
  • Highly UV stable – GlassCast 10 is best-in-class
  • Natural air bubble release – almost zero trapped air without degassing
  • Low viscosity – ideal for intricate castings
  • Highly machinable – great for turning, shaping and polishing
  • 100% solids – zero shrinkage
  • No odour – VOC free

How to Use

GlassCast 10 has been developed for professional users to produce the best results possible. It is not a ‘craft’ product and not intended for children. Before purchase, storage or use you must read the Safety and Technical data. Having said that, GlassCast 10 is incredibly easy-to-use and delivers fantastic results under a wide range of conditions.

GlassCast 10 is sold as a kit which includes both the resin and hardener. When you are ready to pour, measure the resin and hardener at the correct ratio and mix thoroughly. Add any pigments or effects and then pour the resin – no more than 10mm deep – into your mould, cavity or wherever you’re using it. The resin will reach initial cure in around 24hrs.

Download the Technical Datasheet from the ‘Downloads’ tab for full details on correct measuring, mixing and use of the product.

Getting More Creative – Pigments, Tints and Metallics

Although GlassCast 10 is often used completely clear it is also compatible with our complete range of tints, solid-colour pigments and metallic-effect powders. Many other colours and powders can be added too but be sure to conduct a test to ensure compatibility.

Additional information

Weight N/A
GlassCast10 Epoxy Resin

500gm, 1kg, 2.5kg, 5kg, 10kg, 15kg, 20kg, 32kg

Videos

Data Sheets

Technical: GlassCast 10 – Technical Data Sheet

Safety:       GlassCast 10 – Safety Data Sheet

Delivery

Shipping & Returns:

Please Note: We only deliver our goods to the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

We do not deliver to England, Wales, Scotland, Europe or any other areas of the World.

Orders can only be collected from our premises in Dublin. Please view our Find Us page for our exact location.

The cost of delivery is calculated at checkout, it is based on your location, the weight and size of your order and its hazardous classification. The amount will be shown before you commit to payment.

Delivery is normally to your door by a tracked courier or Haz-Chem truck driver. If you have any concerns about your delivery, please contact us and we will give you its tracking number, website address and delivery details or in the case of the Haz-Chem we will contact them on your behalf.

The earlier in the day we receive your order (closing time is 12 midday) the better chance we have of dispatching it on the same day. Bulk deliveries will be dispatched via a specialized Dangerous Goods Haulier. Delivery times will depend on your location. Please contact us on +353 (1) 466 3786 for exact times and costs.

All carriers require a contact phone number for the consignment as this avoids non delivery of the goods.

Please note packages must be signed for upon delivery, they cannot be left without a signature unless arranged beforehand with our team. Delivery is made Monday – Friday between the hours of 9am-5pm

We have a proven track record in attending to customers orders efficiently.

Non-Hazardous, Hazardous, Limited Quantity

All products on the site have a classification of either Non-Hazardous, Hazardous or Limited Quantity. Non-Hazardous are products such as Fibreglass mat/fabrics, refills, rollers, brushes, tape, etc. Hazardous products contain large amounts of resin, acetone, catalyst, and certain kit sizes. Most other products are classified as being Limited Quantity i.e. they may contain small amounts of Resin, Catalyst and Acetone.

Return goods Policy:

  1. Claims in respect of damaged goods, short deliveries etc. must be made in writing three days of receipt of goods.
  2. Returns after a period of one month shall not be accepted.
  3. Returning the goods is at your own expense and is non-refundable.
  4. There will be a handling charge of 15% on all returned goods.
  5. Any returns made within the specific period should be in a resalable condition.
  6. Specially ordered goods including Trims cannot be returned.  (We would ask all customers to carefully select your trims).
  7. Non-standard colours must be paid upfront prior to mixing and MID Glassfibre Supplies Ltd cannot accept any responsibility as to colour variations after the goods has been mixed. We also cannot accept any returns.
  8. Goods ordered or received in error must be notified to us in writing within three days.
  9. All goods are subject to our Terms & Conditions.

Is GlassCast 10 heat resistant, i.e. suitable for coasters and table mats?

GlassCast 10 is rated up to 50°C. This makes it unsuitable for use with very hot cups and plates. As such we would only recommend their use for decorative or colder temperature drink/plate use to prevent the part being damaged. Hot plates or cups may well leave a ring on the surface.

Why is the bottle of GlassCast Resin I've received not full?

Both parts of the material (the resin and the hardener) are in bottles which are much bigger than they really need to be but that is because we have to use special UN approved bottles and packaging for resins and other Dangerous Goods and there are only so many sizes of these available. The weight on the bottle applies to the weight of the contents and the combined weight of the resin (Part A) and the hardener (Part B) equal the total kit weight.

Can this be turned on a woodlathe?

Yes the cured GlassCast 10 can be turned in a wood lathe and machined with woodworking tools in general. Allow a minimum of 48 hours to fully harden before machining begins.

Can this resin be used for casting shapes from silicon moulds? Some of them are fairly thick, would I need to use GlassCast 10 or 50?

Yes, you can certainly cast GlassCast into silicone moulds. Whether you should use GlassCast 10 or GlassCast 50 really depends on the thickness of your moulding at its thickest point. By 'thickness', we generally talking about the smallest of 3 dimensions at any point. So, for example, a casting that measures 30mm x 20mm x 3mm we would say is 3mm 'thick'. A casting that is 24mm x 20mm x 30mm we would say is 20mm thick. A sphere of 10mm diameter is 10mm thick. When casting into a silicone mould you can use GlassCast 10 for castings up to 10mm thick and GlassCast 50 for castings up to 50mm thick. If in doubt, go with GlassCast 50, it will still cure fine, in any thickness, but it may take a lot longer.

Can GlassCast be used on a wetroom floor?

Providing that the wetroom floor was fitted and used in the conventional way; i.e. it was occasionally wet and other times allowed to dry then - other than considerations around slipperiness - it should be OK to use GlassCast for this application.

How long does full/complete cure take?

The resin will reach its full cure after approximately 7 days.

Can GlassCast 10 be varnished over with yacht varnish in a carved house sign?

Yes you can apply varnishes over the top of GlassCast 10. We would recommend giving the surface a light key and thorough clean to aid best adhesion.

Can this resin be used for river tables, between two live edge pieces of wood?

It would be possible to use the GlassCast 10 for a river table but the normal choice would be our  GlassCast 50 Clear Casting Resin – River Tables/ Wood Turning-Bowls/ Large Jewellery product which was basically developed specifically for river table applications.

The reason why you would choose GlassCast 50 over GlassCast 10 for a river table is the thickness and size of the section. GlassCast 50 is designed for larger castings (up to 50mm thick in the right circumstances) whereas GlassCast 10 should not be cast in thicknesses more than 10mm, otherwise there is a danger that the resin could overheat during curing. If you check out the GlassCast 50 product page you'll find a whole host of information on using that product for a live edge river table.

Could steel table leg adaptor plates be set into the pour so that when the epoxy cures they will stay secured within the final product?

Yes, steel brackets or other 'hard points' could be encapsulated into the lower portion of the pour either as is, or recessed into the wood for a flush finish. You would need to ensure the hidden surfaces are fully keyed on the plate to help with adhesion of the metal to the resin. Finally it would be necessary to drill and clean the threads with a tap to ensure the plate is effective.

Can I use GlassCast as an primer on wood. I am having problems with air bubbles coming from endgrain.

We always recommend sealing a wood surface before coating with any of the GlassCast resins. This is because the resin can soak in displacing air and causing bubbles in the resin. Brushing a thin sealing coat of GlassCast over the wood and allowing it to fully cure will prevent this occurring. You would then just need to re-key the surface with sandpaper prior to your main GlassCast pour. Ordinarily you would use the same GlassCast product to seal with as the main pour.

Can you pour GlassCast 3 over a cured GlassCast 10 project to get a flat, glossy and 100% clear finish?

GlassCast 3 can be poured over both GlassCast 10 and GlassCast 50 to give a smooth finish without the need for further sanding and polishing. The epoxy surface will need to be keyed with a 240 grit abrasive paper and thoroughly cleaned prior to pouring the GlassCast 3.

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