Do I need a Pressure Pot?
When you start your resin journey, you do not need a Pressure Pot.
A Pressure Pot is a investment in creating crystal clear professional resin products.
Why do I need a Pressure Pot?
We all know that one of the biggest challenges to resin castings are micro bubbles. Small bubbles form due to the viscosity of the resin.
Viscosity: “Viscosity describes a fluid’s internal resistance to flow and may be thought of as a measure of fluid friction. Thus, water is “thin“, having a low viscosity, while vegetable oil is “thick” having a high viscosity.”
A pressure pot allows you to place your castings under pressure, safely. The Pressure compresses the micro bubbles and will give you a clear, bubble free result.
PoxyArt Pressure Pot assembly guide
When purchasing our Pressure Pot, you will be required to do some assembly your self.
Step 1: Remove all items from your pot. You can place the wooden disc at the bottom of your pot, this is to create a flat working surface.
Step 2: Screw the handle onto the center of your pot lid. Screw your pressure gauge to the open fitting on top of the lid.
Step 3: You can now pressurize your pot to 2.1 bar as described in the above instructions. Have some soapy water at hand, add to each joint, this will show you where all the leaks are. Where you see the air bubbling out, tighten the fitting to create an airtight seal.
Your Pressure Pot is now ready to use.
How do I use my pot?
Using your pot is very simple.
Step 1: Follow our Pot setup guide below.
Step 2: Make sure your base plate inside your pot is level before starting your project.
Step 3: Create your resin casting. I like using a board/ piece of wood as a base to do my resin work on. This makes it easier to place your work inside the pot without spilling.
Step 4: Once you have placed your casting inside your pot and the base is level, you can now close up your pot. Make sure to tighten all the screw on clamps before pressurizing your pot.
Step 5: Connect the air hose to your pot, keep the valve closed at this stage. Turn on your compressor and open the valve slowly to allow air into your pot. When it reaches 2.1 Bar close the valve. You can now disconnect the compressor.
Step 6 : Now Wait….This is the hardest part. Leave your pot pressurized for at least 8-12 hours. Slowly open the valve to release the air from your pot. Once the pressure gauge reads 0 bar and there is no more air escaping you can unscrew the clamps and reveal your project.