EnviroTex® Jewelry Resin

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  • Toothpicks and tweezer
  • Plastic eye dropper or disposable plastic pipettes
  • Disposable brushes

EnviroTex Jewelry Resin

Professional results are easy to achieve with EnviroTex Jewelry Resin! This product adds depth and crystal clear clarity like no other. It visually enhances the surface on which it is applied, resulting in brighter, deeper and more intense colors. EnviroTex Jewelry Resin has amazing bubble release. It is easy and fun to use and has a pleasing citrus scent! Formulated for high resistance to light exposure and UV rays from the sun. When cured, the resin coating is extremely durable, waterproof, heat and chemical resistant. EnviroTex Jewelry Resin cures to a soft cure in 12 hours, medium cure in 24 hours and hard cure in 48 hours.

Preparing and Protecting Your Work Area:

  1. Work area should be dry, level and free of dirt or dust.
  2. Room temperature and jewelry pieces should be between 70°F / 21°C and 80°F / 27°C.
  3. Work surface should be protected with a plastic sheet, wax paper, or disposable plastic bag.

Envirotex Jewlery Resin Tips:

Application:

Important: EnviroTex Jewelry Resin performs best at temperatures between 70°F / 21°C and 80°F / 27°C. Both resin and hardener bottles should feel slightly warm to the touch, if they feel cool, they should be warmed by placing them in warm tap water (not hot) for 3 to 5 minutes prior to using. If bottles become overheated, allow them to cool before using. Never mix hot resin and hardener together! Mixing EnviroTex Jewelry Resin when cold can result in cloudy pieces with microscopic bubbles. Application of EnviroTex Jewelry Resin
STEP 1
Measure: EnviroTex Jewelry Resin is a reactive 1 to 1 ratio epoxy and therefore must be measured accurately. With a pen or felt tip marker, make two measurement marks on the clear measuring cups provided, one for resin, the other for hardener. Make sure the measurements are equal in volume. Next, measure resin to the first mark, then hardener to the second mark (example 1/2 oz. + 1/2 oz. = 1 oz.). = 1 oz.).
Important: Do not vary the 1 to 1 ratio for any reason! Failure to measure equal amounts of resin and hardener can result in soft or sticky pieces. Never pour the entire contents of both bottles and expect properly measured amounts, always measure!
STEP 2
Mix: For EnviroTex Jewelry Resin to chemically blend, it must be mixed together in two stages. With the resin and hardener in one cup, use a stir stick and mix together for two full minutes. During mixing, use the stir stick to scrape the sides and bottom of mixing container. Occasionally scrape the mixture from stir stick back into the solution. After two full minutes of mixing, pour the contents into the second container provided. Using a new stir stick, mix the contents of the second container another minute, again s c r a p i n g sides of c o n t a i n e r and stir stick. Use only product from the second container. Mixing the EnviroTex Jewelry Resin
STEP 3
Open or Working Time: EnviroTex Jewelry Resin has about 25minutes working time at 70° F. In most situations this is more than enough time to complete your projects.
Tip:
  • If longer times are required, immediately upon mixing, pour the mixture out onto a disposable plastic sheet.
  • Pick up material as needed with a stir stick or plastic spoon. This keeps the material from prematurely setting up and provides a longer open time.
STEP 4
Apply:
  • a. Jewelry Pieces: Use a brush to apply as required. Arrange pieces on a plastic sheet or wax paper while curing.
    Tip: Some pieces may require them to be held in a certain position while curing. You can use plasticine clay for this. Arrange prior to coating. Dispose of brush when finished.
  • b. Filling Bezel: Dip your stir stick into the mixed EnviroTex Jewelry Resin, than immediately hold over your bezel and disperse. Repeat this process as required. You can also use a disposable plastic pipette, a plastic spoon or small squeeze bottle to easily fill your bezels with. Fill your pieces just slightly higher than the rim and your pieces will cure with a nice high dome. If desired, one can add another layer to create an even higher dome once this layer has set.
    Tip: If you overflow the bezel, just let it cure. Then after 12 hours of curing, the coating will reach a soft cure and trim easily. After 24 hours you may need to sand the excess material from the bezel.
STEP 5
Bubbles: EnviroTex Jewelry Resin has been formulated to self-degas within a few minutes of pouring under normal conditions. If after 25 minutes there are bubbles on the surface, remove them by gently blowing across the surface or gently through a straw. Be careful not to get too close with the straw as moisture from your breath can accumulate in the straw and cause water droplets to drip onto your work. A embossing heat gun also works well to remove bubbles. Be careful not to overheat your pieces.
STEP 6
Cure: For best results, jewelry pieces should cure at temperatures between 70°F / 21°C and 80°F / 27°C. Curing time will vary depending on room temperature and humidity. Warm, dry environments are best.
STEP 7
Trim and Sand Edges: Within 12 hours of applying, the coating will reach a soft cure and trim easily. After 24 hours use fine sandpaper to remove excess material. If necessary, touch up sanded areas with a brush and mixed EnviroTex Jewelry Resin.
STEP 8
Clean Up:
  • Skin: Use warm water and liquid soap to remove from skin. Never use solvents or alcohol.
  • Tools: While liquid, the material can be cleaned from tools with alcohol or solvent. Once cured, sand or scrape materials from tools.

Trouble Shooting:

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