Resin inlay - getting through the Christmas list

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Resin inlay - getting through the Christmas list

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I Love it !!! I haven't tried two colors next to each other, I am a little apprehensive about that. You seem to have mastered it with what I have seen !! I think the main reason is, impatience .Anyway, great job I too am getting closer to having my list complete.

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A question for all you resin inlay guys.
From what I have seen, most users are using Epoxy Resin for their resin inlay projects. Anyone using Polyester Resin.
I’ve used polyester resin for years laying up fiberglass models and like to shorter cure time as opposed to the longer cure times with epoxy resins.

Your thoughts

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woody53 wrote:
Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:33 pm
I Love it !!! I haven't tried two colors next to each other, I am a little apprehensive about that. You seem to have mastered it with what I have seen !! I think the main reason is, impatience .Anyway, great job I too am getting closer to having my list complete.

Dave
Yes patience is required... I am currently doing a 6 color inlay.... plenty of other tasks in the shop to do while the resin cures.

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rtibbs wrote:
Mon Nov 30, 2020 6:43 pm
A question for all you resin inlay guys.
From what I have seen, most users are using Epoxy Resin for their resin inlay projects. Anyone using Polyester Resin.
I’ve used polyester resin for years laying up fiberglass models and like to shorter cure time as opposed to the longer cure times with epoxy resins.

Your thoughts

Ron
Never used Polyester resin sorry no advice from me..... if you try it let me know how it go and if you are happy with the final finish.
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Well I answered my question. Did not like the results with Polyester Resin.
When using it as a fill for inlays it shrinks considerably and has a very dull finish when cured. Maybe it didn’t like being mixed with the pigments I am using.
Oh well, nothing ventured, nothing gained. I guess I can live with the longer cure time with Epoxy Resin.

Ron

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