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Which windshield chip repair?

My windshield got chipped today by a rock kicked up by a truck. It's a combination star and chip, less than 2" in total diameter at this point. Due to the location, it seems unlikely that a reputable shop will attempt to repair it and I'd rather not spend $300 on a new windshield just at the moment. Advice is welcome. [more inside]
posted by wierdo on Jul 7, 2014 - 9 answers

help me ouija again

I'm running into another problem with my ouija project. I need to be able to print a complex design in white ink on a black background. How? [more inside]
posted by cirrostratus on May 1, 2014 - 6 answers

help me ouija

I'm building a custom ouija style spirit board for a friend. The design I'm thinking of involves some resin, which while smooth, seems a like a not so slippery surface. What can I do to the resin surface to maximize planchette mobility? [more inside]
posted by cirrostratus on Apr 21, 2014 - 6 answers

How to set rhinestones in resin

How do you firmly set rhinestones in resin? Rhinestones in metal settings like these bangles. Is there a name for these settings? Where can you buy them? How are they put in and how do they stay in place? (Google not working!)
posted by inkypinky on Apr 21, 2014 - 6 answers

A solvent for cling film that will not affect casting resin?

Hello. I would like a solvent that will help remove cling film from set resin. The resin is general purpose Lloyds approved stuff. It is now tangled up with annoying cling film. I have tried acetone. No joy. Any help would be great.
posted by debord on Mar 23, 2014 - 3 answers

Looking for glossy, self-leveling, resin-like one-part arylic clear coat

I'm looking for a product comparable to Ranger's "Glossy Accents" but cheaper and/or sold in larger quantities. I use it between paint layers to get a deep glaze effect on a playing-card-size panels. [more inside]
posted by blnkfrnk on Oct 9, 2013 - 6 answers

How do I choose between types of fillings & crowns?

I have fillings that need to be replaced, and I need to decide whether I want amalgam or composite fillings. I may also need a new crown, and I need to decide whether I want the basic option or to upgrade. How do I decide? [more inside]
posted by insectosaurus on Mar 26, 2013 - 9 answers

Polyester-friendly way to remove/dissolve Oasis wet floral foam

How to remove/dissolve Oasis wet floral foam? Problem: must be polyester friendly. [more inside]
posted by Chef Flamboyardee on Dec 9, 2012 - 3 answers

Help me make my own water filter.

Brita filters seem expensive and wasteful. Instead, where can I buy my own cation exchange resin (preferably in the UK)? [more inside]
posted by spaghettification on Jun 24, 2011 - 11 answers

Back Alley Bike Lamp?

How can I make a clear plastic cast of a bicycle? [more inside]
posted by Acari on Dec 14, 2010 - 12 answers

Help me find a cool watch for a shrimp.

Hip watches for tiny wrists. [more inside]
posted by ishotjr on Aug 5, 2010 - 12 answers

please help me harden my resin

Help! I'm making a craft resin beltbuckle for an xmas present-and I have done the first layer which hardened just fine over the photo in the mold-but the second layer is still unhardened at the 40 hour mark-its not totally liquid-but sticky to the touch. Is there any way to make this harden-I'm heating it under a heat lamp-but any crafty people got a sure fire solution? I don't have time to start over.
posted by donabean on Dec 21, 2009 - 6 answers

Cleaning -- and un-holying -- my mirrors

A couple of my mirrors at home have stubborn, sticky stains from drips of a resin-y oil. How can I shift them? [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos on May 21, 2009 - 18 answers

Casting and Recreating Wood

I am trying to recreate some intricate wood molding on a piece of furniture. I have a mirrored piece to cast from, but dont know what to cast it with. [more inside]
posted by elationfoundation on Aug 24, 2008 - 3 answers

wild and varied uses of magic sculp

Craft/ artistic/ diy/ unusual uses for Magic-Sculp? [more inside]
posted by mistsandrain on Feb 13, 2007 - 3 answers

What resin is in this fabric?

I just got some of this nifty resinated chirimen fabric. The manufacturer won't tell what's in it. It hasn't darkened the fabric, doesn't leave a residue on your hands, doesn't smell. It's very pliable, holds a crease, holds a curl, keeps it from fraying. [more inside]
posted by lobakgo on May 23, 2006 - 4 answers

How to suspend an object in clear resin?

Last month I saw the Space Invader show in Los Angeles at sixspace and was struck by one of the types of pieces he had on display: tile mosaics suspended in transaparent blocks of resin (as in this picture). Anyway, I'm wondering how to do it myself - I'm not going to copy one of his pieces, I just want to make a present for my little sister. The tiles are suspended exactly in the center of the block, and yet there aren't any weird mold lines or bubbles or anything - nothing to suggest they were made in two stages. I'm guessing the resin he used was Alumilite Clear. Does anyone have any idea how to make something like this? Would I have to pressure mold? Would it be possible to make a mosaic and then take it to a professional and have them encase it in a clear block? Help!
posted by symbebekos on Jul 18, 2005 - 8 answers

Chewing Pens

YuckHabitFilter/NeedMoreToWorryAboutFilter: Say you tend to chew on plastic pens while working, despite efforts to stop. Aside from the obvious Googleable dental detriments (tooth wear) and, um, choking risk I guess, are there any other dangers, esp. ones not grounded in Freudian analysis? Are you ingesting scary levels of leeching plasticizers and resins? If so, can you litigate? Kidding...
posted by tss on Jun 8, 2004 - 8 answers

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