NEW! Alumi-UV is a single component, semi-flexible, extremely durable, clear doming and coating resin.
Once cured with UV light (365nm), it produces a high gloss coating on paper, plastic, wood, metal, and more!
Alumi-UV has a medium viscosity which is great for covering items and applying even coating to unsymmetrical shaped items. Multiple coats can be applied to build coating thickness. Cure each layer for 10 minutes to ensure a hard finish.
This one part system is shelf stable when stored between 13 and 26 degrees C (50 and 80 degrees F.)
Cure times vary based on light source.
With cold temperatures in transit or storage it can become gelatinous. This is normal and just needs a hot water bath to return to it's usual consistency. To do this: put it in a bowl of HOT tap water (not boiling). The viscosity will thin right out but then make sure you dry bottles WELL before opening lid to use.
** Please Note: AlumiUV is not a UV Stabiliser additive for resin.
Mix ratio (weight or volume): 1 part
Shore hardness: 75-80 D
Temperature resistance: 117C (244F)
Mixed Viscosity: 1800
God resin very easy to use with just 30 minutes in a nail polish up-lamp. I use it like a clear coat on fishing lures.
I bought this for coating some rings as I'd seen it used by Tempest Rings on YouTube. As another reviewer said, it has an odd slightly musty smell but it's not too bad. My workshop is stone and the temperature right now is between 5 and 15 degrees - I found this hard to work with at those temperatures and had to warm the bottle in a bain marie. It also thickened fast when I applied it, so I used a heat gun for a couple of seconds on the piece to cause it to flow again while I rotated to level it out. The only downside so far is that I've not had much luck sanding it back to a shiny finish where I attached a wire for dipping, so I'm currently attaching to the inside of the ring and then flatting back entirely and recoating. Good finish in the end though.
This has quite a strong smell and takes a longer to cure than the Crystal UV resin, which to be fair is more expensive, but it doesn't smell. Important if you are working at home and not in a studio.
AllumiUV, only used it a little bit. Looking good so far. Need to work in low thickness, otherwise airpockets will form. Will be using it on a ring this weekend, but it does look promising.