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Old 04-30-2017, 04:18 PM   #1
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Clear resin turned opaque back to clear

Hey guys just want to know how do I make clear resin turned a little opaque back to clear?
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Old 05-01-2017, 11:31 AM   #2
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Hey guys just want to know how do I make clear resin turned a little opaque back to clear?
Pretty sure that can't be done.

Some clear resins just turn slightly opaque over time. I could well be wrong but it's in part due to exposure to sun so it's not something that can be reversed.

Do you have pics of the item?
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Old 05-04-2017, 11:19 PM   #3
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Did it turn opaque when mixing/pouring, or do you mean more like a frosted appearance on already cured resin?
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Old 05-05-2017, 08:21 AM   #4
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Did it turn opaque when mixing/pouring, or do you mean more like a frosted appearance on already cured resin?
It looks frosted. Might have came like that. Not to sure. Bought it from someone. There's two pieces. One looks clear, but the other looks frosted like you said
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It looks frosted. Might have came like that. Not to sure. Bought it from someone. There's two pieces. One looks clear, but the other looks frosted like you said
Ok, cool. That's what I was thinking you meant, not actual cloudiness inside the resin itself. I'm not an expert, but I've had some success sealing clear/transparent resin pieces with a GLOSS top coat and it can return it to a semblance of clarity. It's not a perfect solution but can help if it's just surface frosting (like from abrasion, super glue off gassing, etc.) You can wet the part with water and get an approximation of what it may look like before trying it, if you go the top coat/sealer route.
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