Yes I would "post lam " install the boxes. Looks cleaner. Sometimes you can get Futures boxes in a color that is close to or accents your tint. Futures makes boxes in an Orange color. Kind of a fluorescent Orange. Some guys will paint the flange area that shows thru the slots to either match the fin box or the tint.
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Oh yeah. It is so thick it doesn't blend.just pour slowly into bucket .then on board. I even seen dudes do 3 slow stirs even to mix it up lightly making "a swirl "in the bucket
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Whatever you do, when using black or any of the really dark opaques as an accent, a tiny amount is enough. Like maybe a thimble sized amount. Any more than that and the black takes over.
I only do epoxy, and poly is much less viscous so maybe it will mix quicker than two different colors of epoxy? But I've done the pouring multiple colors into a cup, giving it a quick swirl, then pouring out said swirl on the board. It does produce a unique result that's different from just pouring multiple colors on the board. I mix everything at the same time usually since the epoxy doesn't go from a liquid to a solid real quick, like I believe poly does. On this board I'd pour in some red, some white, swirl it gently, then dump it. The colors do stay separate if you don't mix them a ton. I think the diameter and height of the bucket matter, since the swirl can at most be as large as the bucket. I also tried to drag resin slowly and not mix what I collect in the bucket falling off the rails, since that kinda gets its own swirl, but eventually it turned the darkish red pink color. The bottom is muddy and not pictured lol.
No idea how to embed images, but in the middle of that you can there's a squiggly dark stripe on the light part and that's from mixing the red and white, swirling it and dumping out a swirl. The nose got the same treatment and I spun the squeege in a circular motion, and it almost looks like one of those breath mints. If you put two colors near each other and leave space between them, then swirl it on the board with the squeege slowly you can make breath mint patterns. If you have a huge squeege you can make a big swirl.
If you pour colors next to each other and let them kinda bleed on each other, and the mixture is favorable, like any color and white, that works too. I've learned that when you do stuff like this one it's a good idea to choose colors that blend well, like anything with white will just make the first color lighter. Fire engine red and fake grass green would be harder.
This was done one color at a time without mixing colors. The white is not offensive to the other colors so I did that last and basically relied on the to saturate most of the glass that wasn't an orange or pink blob. With other combos I might save a bit of clear resin to fix and fuck ups or if I really need to top dragging colors around to avoid muddying them. And if I recall, I made a bunch of clear, added a tiny bit of white, then split that into three, made the two colors and added a tiny more white to the white, then did it.
I love doing resin swirls and colors. Shaping is fun but I could totally enjoy just doing these. I don't know how people get those crazy super crisp poly resin swirls that look like oil stains on concrete or have opposite colors without muddying with vivid whites/lights and saturated darks, but I believe it's related to poly resin's viscosity and just being a resin god.
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Not so viscous if you warm it up a bit in the micro-wave.