Went to Michaels to check out the clear resin, went into instant sticker shock.
Dinky little can was $26, would have used half of it just with this little project.
I have had a gallon of clear casting resin sitting in my basement for over a year, never used it because I hate 2 part mixtures with funky mixing ratios, this one is 100 to 1. That little tube on the top is supposed to be good for the whole thing.
But I thought now if ever was the time to experiment, so I broke out a pill bottle saved just for stuff like this, dumped 2 in a cup, then filled the 3rd until I estimated it was 97% full, then filled it with the part B.
Added a couple more drops for good measure and mixed the heck out of it. Poured nice, no bubbles and had just enough to fill it ,,, I will post an after shot once it [hopefully] sets up.
I didn't ponder it too long but I couldn't think up a good way to accurately measure 100 to 1 in a specific quantity like I needed, hopefully my eyeballing & guesstimates will be good enough.
- I know this stuff has a shelf life but should be good, never been exposed to air. Had the distinct epoxy smell to it thats for sure.