How to use a heat gun to remove bubbles from resin and why?
There are frequently asked questions that people asked about how to use a heat gun to remove bubbles and also I will explain that why a heat gun is really helpful.
1. Is a heat gun really helpful?
Of course, a heat gun is a much helpful tool in your resin creativity. Let me tell you why it has great importance?
a) It’s Safe than a torch and lighter
Heat gun doesn’t contain flames like fire, it’s something different; and really helpful for you.
b)Heat guns create a lot of heat with very little air ‘force’
Yet, It is highly important if you are trying it on solvents i.e. alcohol which is inflammable.
When you are using a hairdryer you might know heat is coming from it. In such a case, a heat gun is in contrast to it. That is why a heat gun is amazing with little air force and can easily remove the bubbles from the surface.
c)Heat guns enable us to create cells in resin art
For those of you who wish to create resin art, heat guns enable you to produce cells in your resin paintings. If you push the heat gun on the surface of the resin you will get unique effects.
2. Is heat gun safe to use?
Yes, a heat gun is safe to use but you have to follow some tips for safety. Here we come with the safety tips.
- Heat gun tip is very hot
Don’t touch the tip of the heat gun because it can burn you.
- Use kickstand while using a heat gun
Moreover, a heat gun is not it may burn your table or surface, after using the heat gun don’t rest it on the surface, keep it on a kickstand it can burn the surface of your table.
- Be careful while touching the heat gun
Before using the heat gun make sure that your hands are clean, remove your gloves and wash your hands. If the resin is stuck on your heat gun it will be really hard to clean.
3. How to use a heat gun to remove bubbles from the resin?
1.Put your heat gun about 2 inches from the surface of the resin poured into the mold. Go into the surface and move the heat gun in a back-and-forth or circular motion. You can see the bubbles will pop.
2.Knowing that the bubbles do not eradicate so, you should go to the surface and move the heat gun quickly that the bubbles pop up. This process works quite nicely on the corners of your surface.
3. You must know, heat guns enable you to produce cells in your resin paintings. If you push the heat gun on the surface of the resin you will get unique effects.
What else I can be using a heat gun?
The heat of the gun will add temperature to the resin.
Also, you have noticed for sure that whenever you are mixing resin, it turns hot. Due to a heat gun, the mixture gets hot and cures quickly.
A heat gun melt plastic molds
When you can not take your art out of the mold. Then applying too much heat to plastic resin molds will melt them so the art comes out.
A heat gun will only erase surface bubbles
Furthermore, the main purpose of a heat gun is to remove surface resin bubbles. As a result, it will not remove the bubbles on the bottom of your mold. So, the heat gun will only remove the surface bubbles.
To conclude, these are the FAQs regarding a heat gun and I am sure that I have answered all the questions. However, using resin and shaping your art you should know how to use a heat gun and what safety measures you must follow.