Making gray epoxy..fyi

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Making gray epoxy..fyi

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Well, I tried today to make gray epoxy.

Lessons learned. Add black by the drop.

I put a gram of black in and overdosed the black. A gram is like ?18 drops.

So, I doubled my resin to 500 grams resin and say 50 grams pigment, 1 gram black and 49 grams white.
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https://www.westsystem.com/420-aluminum-powder/

Makes a battleship grey colour, and also increases the abrasion and UV resistance of the surface. You should add 5-10%, but can pretty much go as high as you like.

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That is some nice looking work right there.

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When I make epoxy tables I go a few drops then stir then add more if needed. You can also use spray paint to add colors. Quick shot in the cup then stir.
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Fuzz wrote: Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:56 am That is some nice looking work right there.
self critique..the gutters might be a bit small...I made two holes and a single thru hull for the drains, but will hose test in a couple months and see how things wash out..

But a bigger gutter might just take more water and more water can shoot out the sides, so maybe not...they leaked pretty good with no gaskets and no drains and broken plastic vac bag above...imagine that..
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