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    Alumilite

    Does anyone know of a source for Alumilite in the UK at a reasonable price?

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    I believe www.metalclay.co.uk still do it?

     
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by fingwe View Post
    I believe www.metalclay.co.uk still do it?
    Thanks Melanie, it does seem very expensive to me, I want to experiment with some casting and the general opinion seems to be that Alumilite is best.
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    Unfortunately that seems to be around the going price for all polyurethane resins....you won't find any much cheaper.

     
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by fingwe View Post
    Unfortunately that seems to be around the going price for all polyurethane resins....you won't find any much cheaper.
    Really! Oh well I might as well give it a go in that case. Maybe it goes a bit further than I imagined. It seems a lot of money for a small quantity. Thanks for your help
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    It gets cheaper if you buy in larger quantities - but you won't find it much cheaper than 20 a litre, even if you're buying 10 litres.

     
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by fingwe View Post
    It gets cheaper if you buy in larger quantities - but you won't find it much cheaper than 20 a litre, even if you're buying 10 litres.
    The Alumilite is 35 for just less than a litre on metal clay. Do you have any personal preference for clear casting?

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    Out of interest, do you need a pressure pot/chamber to cast Alumilite??? Also, how the H@@L do you spell it properly??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cumbrian Craig View Post
    Out of interest, do you need a pressure pot/chamber to cast Alumilite??? Also, how the H@@L do you spell it properly??

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    I don't think you do, just stir very carefully and pour carefully I'm led to believe. As for the spelling I think you've got it right! Mind you have you seen how our cousins over the pond spell aluminium 🤣

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    I haven't personally tried Alumilite, I have some here but haven't cast anything recently so haven't had a chance to try it out. I have used several other polyurethane resins (as well as epoxy resins) though, and to be honest, they're all pretty much the same. I did post about the different resins sometime last year, I'll see if I can find the post.

    However, I honestly wouldn't recommend you try any of the polyurethane resins without pressure/vacuum, especially as it costs so much. You'll just get loads of bubbles, as it cures too quickly to let them escape. You might try an epoxy which cures overnight, which might work. The epoxies are generally the same sort of price.


    Edited to add: here is the post, though you've probably already seen it Alumilite Clear

     
     

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