Originally Posted by Iusteve
Why not just buy a couple of the 32oz kits @ HL? Do you have a Michaels near you? They also sell it. Or maybe a Home Depot?
Well, if my calculation are right I'd need 8 of the 32oz kits. Which seems a pain. But yea I could do that. But that is pretty pricey for what I thought would be a cheap product ($240). Now HL does have a 40% coupon, but only on one item. So I either got to go buy a bunch more newspapers or see if they can look up their other stores to see if they gallon size.
Though the one benefit of buying 8 kits is if I only mix two at time and I don't use them all I could return the unopened one's.
Yes, I checked Michael's. They only have the 32oz as well and at $5.00 more per box than HL.
I'll look at HD. They don't show it on their web site. But I'll go to a store tomorrow and check
I just read the instructions and watched the video for Glaze Coat at Lowes. It seems identical to the Envirotex Lite. Two parts. Carefully measure. Carefully mix. Pour (self leveling). Use your breathe or torch to eliminate bubbles. If doing a thick coating, do it in multiple batches. And only $65 per gallon.
But I got to find it and decide tomorrow if I have to wait a day or two between pours, I need to get the first one down no later than Sunday.
Found a general article on these Resin coatings and mentions several brands,
Brands Commonly Available (similar resin, but may differ in package size sold, or in price)
Castin Craft - widely available in small packages of hardener and resin for under $10, range of coloring agents and fillers available. Buy Direct
Envirotex Lite - widely available via craft stores, hobby shops, boat suppliers, plastics shops. Available in small packages of hardener and resin for under $10.
Ultra Glo – similar to Envirotex Lite, different range of distributors.
Glaze Coat - similar to Envirotex Lite, usually available from woodworking suppliers.
Crystal Sheen – similar to Envirotex Lite, usually available from plastic and casting suppliers.
Aristocrat Liquid Glass (note, the term Liquid Glass is also used for car polish brands, the epoxy resin is Aristocrat Liquid Glass) - similar to Envirotex Lite, often available from craft sections of big box stores, or art suppliers.
Edit: nearly 36 hours later, still some of the glue has not "cured" to transparent. I pretty sure it will all get there. It is just a few areas near the center where I used bigger globs of glue. All the glue is set and none of the caps move and it all seems to work well. Just taking longer than I anticipated for it all to go to transparent. If you look close, near the center you can see some of the white of the glue (it goes from white to cloudy to transparent as it cures). In my experience in doing this, the thicker the application of glue, the longer it takes to get to transparent. I really don't want to do a resin pour till all the glue is transparent.