Resiners Resin Bubble Remover: Eliminate Resin Bubbles FOREVER!
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Are stubborn bubbles ruining your resin projects? Say goodbye to imperfections with this Resin Bubble Remover! This innovative tool will help you achieve flawless results every time. Ordinary resin often traps air bubbles during the curing process, leaving unsightly imperfections on your finished piece. But not anymore! This Resin Bubble Remover is here to save the day!
In this video, I am demonstrating how to use the Resiners Resin Bubble Remover machine. I mixed my resin more aggressively than I usually mix my resin and I started with BILLIONS of bubbles in my resin, lol! I ran my resin through the cycle 3 times and achieved AMAZING results!
Why are bubbles in resin bad?
Bubbles in resin can be considered bad in certain applications because they can negatively impact the aesthetics and structural integrity of the final product. Here are some reasons why bubbles are undesirable:
- Aesthetics: Bubbles in resin can create an uneven and blemished surface, affecting the clarity and transparency of the material. This can be especially problematic for resin casting projects, where a smooth and clear finish is desired.
- Weakening of the material: Bubbles can create weak points in the resin, making it more prone to cracking or breaking over time. This is particularly crucial in applications where the resin needs to withstand stress or pressure.
- Bonding issues: In projects where resin is used to adhere or bond different materials together, bubbles can interfere with the bond strength and compromise the overall integrity of the final product.
- Difficulty in post-processing: Removing or fixing bubbles after the resin has cured can be challenging. Sanding or polishing may not be enough to eliminate the visual imperfections caused by trapped bubbles.
- Dimensional stability: Bubbles can lead to irregularities in the resin’s surface, affecting the accuracy of the final dimensions. This can be problematic in projects that require precise measurements and details.
- Air pockets: In some cases, bubbles may not be visible on the surface but could still be present internally. These air pockets can lead to hidden weaknesses and affect the longevity of the resin product.
To minimize the formation of bubbles, manufacturers and artisans often use various techniques such as degassing the resin before pouring, using pressure pots or vacuum chambers to remove trapped air, and carefully pouring the resin to avoid introducing additional air. Additionally, choosing high-quality resins and properly following the manufacturer’s instructions can help reduce the likelihood of bubble formation.
What is a Resin Vacuum Degassing Chamber?
A Resin Vacuum Degassing Chamber, also known simply as a Vacuum Chamber or Degassing Chamber, is a device used in resin casting and other applications to remove air bubbles from materials like resin, silicone, and other liquids or mixtures. It’s an essential tool for creating high-quality, bubble-free castings or molds.
The chamber consists of a sturdy container, typically made of transparent acrylic or durable metal, with an airtight lid that can be sealed tightly. It has a vacuum port on the lid that allows for the connection of a vacuum pump. The setup generally includes a vacuum gauge to monitor the pressure inside the chamber.
Here’s how the Resin Vacuum Degassing Chamber works:
- Pouring the Resin: After mixing the resin or any other material, it is poured into a container or mold.
- Placing the Container in the Chamber: The container or mold filled with the material is placed inside the vacuum chamber.
- Sealing the Chamber: The lid of the chamber is secured and tightly sealed to ensure an airtight environment.
- Creating Vacuum: A vacuum pump is connected to the vacuum port on the lid of the chamber. The pump then starts removing air from the chamber.
- Degassing Process: As the air pressure inside the chamber decreases, air bubbles trapped in the resin or mixture start to expand. The expanding bubbles rise to the surface and escape from the material.
- Releasing Vacuum: Once the degassing process is complete, the vacuum pump is turned off, and the air is allowed back into the chamber.
- Removing the Container: The container or mold is taken out of the chamber, and the material is now free of the majority of air bubbles.
Vacuum degassing significantly improves the quality of resin castings by reducing the number of bubbles, resulting in smoother and more transparent finished products. It is particularly beneficial for casting large or deep projects where trapped air is more likely to be a problem.
It’s important to note that not all resins require vacuum degassing, as some resins are designed to have low viscosity and release air bubbles more easily. However, for applications where a bubble-free result is critical, using a Resin Vacuum Degassing Chamber can be a valuable step in the resin casting process.
Tips for using the Resiners Bubble Remover Machine
When I purchased my Resiners Bubble Remover Machine, the seller sent me some helpful suggestions and tips that I will now share with you:
1. The resin ratio is based on volume, not weight, and it needs to be thoroughly mixed. Otherwise, it may affect the bubble-removing effect.
2. Try not to mix too much resin at once, preferably no more than 100ml. During the vacuum process, bubbles in the resin can increase in size and quantity, and there is a possibility of overflow in the measuring cup.
3. For fast-drying epoxy, we recommend stirring 3oz of resin each time. Adding too much resin can accelerate the curing reaction, trapping bubbles inside the resin that cannot be removed.
4. If the resin is left sitting for too long and becomes discolored or if the room temperature is too low, it can affect the bubble removal effect. We suggest performing the operation at a regular room temperature of 68℉/20℃ or above.
5. After the vacuum process, if there are still bubbles on the top layer of the resin, most of them will disappear after opening the air valve.
6. If your operation is exactly right, but the bubbles are still not completely eliminated after 5 minutes, try to do it again and extend the de-bubbling time.
7. If you have tried multiple attempts and still haven’t achieved the desired result, you can try heating the A and B components of the resin separately before mixing them. This will lower the viscosity of the resin, resulting in better mixing. Then, proceed with the bubble removal process. Typically, this method yields better results.