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Old 06-19-2011, 09:02
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I have been using this product for months, the epoxy dome from Rio Grande on my bottle caps and never had a problem. Until now. I cannot get a bottle cap to dry. Yes it is humid here, but not that huge of a difference from before, but must be the issue. The last group I let sit for 3 days, something that usually is done overnight. And it is still not hardened.
For the past 2 weeks I have literally been trying to make one bottle cap, over and over again. I have already contacted the buyer of the bow and told her I am including another free bow for how long it is taking.
HELP! Any ideas on what I can do to fix this!
Thanks so much in advance!
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I had to quit using the poured resin because it was taking so long to dry and not looking very pretty. I have since switched to the resin drops and I love them! And so do my customers! I use just the clear ones and the glitter ones and everyone just flips for them!
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I had to quit using the poured resin because it was taking so long to dry and not looking very pretty. I have since switched to the resin drops and I love them! And so do my customers! I use just the clear ones and the glitter ones and everyone just flips for them!
Thank you. I just would really prefer not to use those as I know of the yellowing and that they occasionally do come off. I have had several customers tell me that they truly do prefer my caps to some from other shops they have bought from, so think I will stand by this product. Maybe buy a few resin drops for dire need situations like this!

So if anyone else has any tips they would be greatly appreciated!
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Have you tried baking them? I let 'em sit for a couple of hours for bubbles to rise up and then I preheat the oven to 150, turn it off, and put the tray of caps in the oven for a couple of hours in the cooling oven.

I prefer the doming resin over the sticker resin drops. I think they look and last better, too I've had really bad luck with the sticker ones.
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Have you tried baking them? I let 'em sit for a couple of hours for bubbles to rise up and then I preheat the oven to 150, turn it off, and put the tray of caps in the oven for a couple of hours in the cooling oven.

I prefer the doming resin over the sticker resin drops. I think they look and last better, too I've had really bad luck with the sticker ones.
No I have not! I will definitely give that a try next time :] thank you!
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Have you tried baking them? I let 'em sit for a couple of hours for bubbles to rise up and then I preheat the oven to 150, turn it off, and put the tray of caps in the oven for a couple of hours in the cooling oven.

I prefer the doming resin over the sticker resin drops. I think they look and last better, too I've had really bad luck with the sticker ones.

Oh and I agree, I just tried the sticker, and it looks nothing like what I am used to. Oh well, I hope the customer doesn't have any issues with it!
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Stick it in the oven....it will save you so much wait time.
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