Jump to content

uv resin life

Recommended Posts

You got me.  I also have a bottle of Chinese uv resin, about a year old.  It’s still the same viscosity liquid as when new.  When I used it as clearcoat last week, it took about 40 minutes in my fingernail uv curing box to properly harden.  Not much longer than it took when fresh, but maybe slightly longer. I think the longer cure time may just be typical for Chinese resins.  The Alumi-UV resin reportedly cures in a few minutes.  It’s also much more expensive, so “player’s choice”. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

My guess is that the UV is separating.  Try mixing the containers well, very well. 

I have some Alumilite Mike sent me when he first started to sell it and it is still good.  So......  I also have some older Loon for fly tying and it is also great.   But, I suspect the Alumilite and Loon use higher quality emulsifiers.  

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/13/2021 at 12:49 PM, mark poulson said:

When I had my UV curing slower, I replaced the bulbs on my nail light box, and that fixed it.  Evidently they do wear out.

That is true.  UV lights have a life, just like the light bulb in your living room.  Except, they don't always burn out, but change frequency.

  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...