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Old 03-31-2018, 10:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I'm starting to get into casting with alumilite and wanted to get some feedback on best ways to dye the resin. I've seen and have used the alumilite dyes but want to check out using mica powders. What are some good mica powder options, manufacturers and sources for good selection and cost?

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I've used the Alumidust from alumilite, pearl ex, and casters choice that I got off turners warehouse. Have not had a problem using any of them, think it just depends on what colors your looking for.
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Have used and have many mica powders.
Tried the pearl ex pigments and you d them to be very good but very expensive here in UK.
I recently bought the Casters choice mica pigments from Turners Warehouse and find them very comparable to pearlex but a lot easier on the pocket.

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I recently bought the Casters choice mica pigments from Turners Warehouse and find them very comparable to pearlex but a lot easier on the pocket.
-plus i think you get more for less as well
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Thank you all for the advice and I want to add to the question.

1. Favorite colors? (Top 3)
2. Favorite casting method? Vertical? Flip cup? Etc?
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Thank you all for the advice and I want to add to the question.

1. Favorite colors? (Top 3)
2. Favorite casting method? Vertical? Flip cup? Etc?
1. Teal. Plum Crazy Purple. Antique Copper.
2. Anything goes although not very often I do vertical unless it for my spiral blanks.

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Thank you all for the advice and I want to add to the question.

1. Favorite colors? (Top 3)
2. Favorite casting method? Vertical? Flip cup? Etc?

1. Emerald, sky blue, and lavender/purple
2. I like mixing 2,3,4 colors then adding them into another cup, then dumping that cup with all the colors into a mold
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Jeremy - ditto to the above recommendations, and I'm also very fond of all of the Slice of the Moon mica powders - Amazon has them.

Have fun!

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So far my favorite have been Pearl Ex, they have a great shimmer that many of my others don’t quite match. They’re also considerably more expensive than many I have bought. I haven’t tried Caster’s Choice or Slice of the Moon but after the two recommendations above I’m going to give them a go next time I need some.
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