How to eliminate bubbles in UV resin casts

How to eliminate bubbles in UV resin casts

 

USB Rechargable Lighter

Today's post is sponsored by FUKKUDA 

 

Nothing is more disappointing than to go through all the trouble of pouring resin, just to find bubbles in your creation once it has undergone the curing process. Therefore I wanted to share a quick and easy trick how you can eliminate those nasty bubbles when casting anything with UV resin. 

Bubbles in Resin

Regardless of what UV resin you use bubbles can form while you are pouring the resin into the cast. If you go to cure the resin under a UV lamp, there is a good chance that your design might have unwanted air bubbles. Here I am pouring resin into a small mold for a multi layered design. 

pouring resin into a mold

 

Grab a toothpick and gently move the resin around to make sure that every nook and cranny of your mold is covered with resin. I made a little video to show you what I do ...

 

 

As you can see in the video, before placing the mold under a UV lamp you need to grab a lighter and quickly pass it over the resin. This will help eliminate any bubbles that might have formed. 

If your cast is thin cure it for about 1 minute. If it is thicker work in layers and let each layer cure. Resin cast should cure in about 4 -6 minutes depending on how thick the resin layers are. 

Resin mold with flowers

As I had mentioned before this post has been sponsored by FUKKUDA. The company has send me this Electric Arc Igniter that works buy charging it via USB either via your phone or any other USB charger ( 3.7V-500MA).

Usb Rechargeable lighter

 

After you charge the igniter, all you have to do is push the middle slider upward and you are ready to use the lighter. I love it! No more running out of lighter fluid or dealing with lighters that do not work for unexplainable reasons. 

Usb lighter with bendable tip

Another cool feature is the bendable tip, which makes getting into hard to reach places super easy.

I am using the electric arc lighter in my studio when working on models, but this lighter works also great when lighting candles, the BBQ or any other hard to reach areas. I also work with 3d molds and sometimes just need to get rid of the supports. Passing this flameless lighter over those areas allows me to burn off unwanted areas with more control. 

If you like to learn more about this lighter visit Amazon here http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08BJ74PRV

Security features of lighter

I should point out that the lighter looks very dainty, but do not let that fool you. The power is intense and the lighter has features build in so you will not burn yourself.

 

 

 

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