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On 3/12/2022 at 6:38 PM, rscconrad said:

You using a 3d resin printer light.  I do also. It works great.  Now take the next step and buy some clear up resin.  It will blow your mind how much you get for how cheap. It is like medium viscosity, similar to the loon thin I use. For the clear printer resin, I use Dr.3D clear. Mine was a 500 g bottle. They sell it as photopolymer resin.  
 

I am sure lots of people will pop up saying why it won’t work, but it works great. I have not tried the color stuff yet but the clear looks the same, smells the same, and sets up the same.  
 

I am sure there are differences but they don’t matter to my flies. 
 

good luck

Wow, the 3D printer resin is CHEAP!!!!! With a capitol C. A little less that 18 ounces for the cost of a half ounce of fly tying resin???  I suck at math but I think thats 1/35th of the cost. My math must be wrong, it can’t be that much cheaper. I also like how the color resins are basically the same price as compared to 10 bucks for a 5 gram bottle of colored solerez.  It’s got to be to good to be true, right? 
 

I may actually start using uv cured resin again. At that price it’s worth a shot. Nice tip! Thank you!

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I used it at work long before I used it for tying flies. I’m not that smart. If I was I wouldn’t be working.  I first used it in like 2008 from a firm in Iowa.  It was ment for “potting” electronic boards.

For the heck of it I pulled it out of a cabinet to see if it was still good. It set up fine.

I did not use it for years until again I needed a 3d resin printer at work. I took home the table end of the bottle I told you about. It also worked fine.  It also takes dyes so but one bottle and make it any color you want. Hobbiest have been doing this forever when they use it to cast parts (think dungeons and dragons). 

I actually have a thick, thin, and flow from loon. I like them because of the bottle and applicator.  No complaints, use them all the time.  That being said  those  applicator bottles you can also buy. Leur lock applicator bottles. Green tip blunt tip glue dispensing needles. Totally standardized by color of  the tips. Buy 500 mls of clear.  Make a bunch of colors with dyes or powder “lakes”.  Store them in the bottles you buy.   For the most part they are clear bottles, spray paint them black. I did it for the fun of it but man I overpaid for the loon thin.  The 3d stuff comes in not too many viscosities but they tell you the viscosity up front, unlike our normal suppliers. 
 

Maybe someone smarter than me can figure out what to increase or decrease the viscosity with
 

 

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