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by kirkrhino
Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:24 am
Forum: B9R-1-Cherry
Topic: Does resin go bad?
Replies: 66
Views: 10484

Does resin go bad?

Thanks everyone for the updates.and posting the photos.. Ken, in your case if I recall correctly you are not using an oven?- which means the entire floor gets coated with the 33ml method you speak of? If so, perhaps that explains what's going on in your case, just exposure via the walls, however I s...
by kirkrhino
Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:48 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!
Replies: 501
Views: 89736

GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!

Ok, just wanted to update, another report of casting issues, with the Double Dog's- just a heads up. For sure I recommend the workarounds listed and coating the entire floor and possibly even reverting back to plastic if you are casting metals. If you have been affected, please don't hesitate to let...
by kirkrhino
Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!
Replies: 501
Views: 89736

GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!

HI Vsions, always a pleasure! And thanks to everyone posting all the great thoughts! I truly appreciate all of them. Perhaps it was the vats with the stains that began giving folks the most trouble? But pretty well convinced there is oxidization happening with the red/cherry resins. Further findings...
by kirkrhino
Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!
Replies: 501
Views: 89736

GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!

Hi AK, yes standard practice is to plate before assembly. Looks like there is no viable way to plate the Double Dogs (assembled) though. Working on the best solution to resolve these issues and put together an information page for ALL DOUBLE DOG OWNERS- that includes info and special offers on the n...
by kirkrhino
Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: B9R-1-Cherry
Topic: Does resin go bad?
Replies: 66
Views: 10484

Does resin go bad?

Thanks Robert for all of your hard working investigating this. I greatly appreciate it. Looks like there is no viable way to dissemble/plate or plate the already assembled Double Dogs. Working on the best solution to resolve these issues and put together an information page for ALL DOUBLE DOG OWNERS...
by kirkrhino
Sun Mar 23, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!
Replies: 501
Views: 89736

GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!

Thanks everyone for all of that. Indeed like all points of view have been stated and it's helpful very much while things continue to sort themselves out, all greatly appreciated and noted.. :) Still a lot to process, need to get some quotes from the platers, put the ol' noggin to work and figure out...
by kirkrhino
Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:36 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!
Replies: 501
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GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!

OMG Robert, too funny..: ) Yes, AK, I wonder if that would stick to Aluminum though? Most paint does not ordinary without proper primer. I figure anodized would be much quicker/easier, and a sure thing whit no more worries. Looks very cool though, I bet it's expensive unless you do it yourself thoug...
by kirkrhino
Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: B9R-1-Cherry
Topic: Does resin go bad?
Replies: 66
Views: 10484

Does resin go bad?

Hi cl2635, no worries please, would never do such a thing! Was just a bit of humor on my part. Thanks for the concerns though, am just fine, will definitely be a bit stressed until this is finally resolved.. but just fine. Good to hear you had good results once again Robert, hope that continues for ...
by kirkrhino
Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:48 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!
Replies: 501
Views: 89736

GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!

Thanks AK, Thanks Mike! Yes, perhaps I am jumping the gun, as Mike says, we have still not made a final determination. And also as Mike says though adding a spray coating may not be the best solution either. Need to keep a close eye on things and see how it goes over the next few days. In the proces...
by kirkrhino
Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:33 am
Forum: B9R-1-Cherry
Topic: Does resin go bad?
Replies: 66
Views: 10484

Does resin go bad?

Hi Mike, I appreciate your comments, Yes perhaps I am jumping the gun here.. Yes I agree probably best not to add more chemicals to the mix. I do think if there is corrosion happening for anyone (as in fcorts photo) it would be a good idea to polish it out the oxidization with steel wool or equivale...
by kirkrhino
Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:20 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!
Replies: 501
Views: 89736

GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!

Hi Markum, Almost forgot to answer..Thanks for that offer, I do have access to a reliable local plater- that can easily handle the job- we have been dealing with for many years. Shipping out of state for plating would just slow things down. Regarding plating of the Double Dogs though again, I don't ...
by kirkrhino
Sat Mar 22, 2014 7:55 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!
Replies: 501
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GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!

Hi Fernando! Yes, I suppose I should not have made that comment, Not to be concerned, just a bit of humor to lighten things up, perhaps a touch of drama as well. Feel terrible for the folks such as yourself who are having issues. Super bummer, OMG. Will make good on it one way or another, need a day...
by kirkrhino
Sat Mar 22, 2014 6:58 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!
Replies: 501
Views: 89736

GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!

Hello everyone, For any jewelers out there, I feel obligated to offer replacements at just materials cost from my end. I just don't have the funding to do it all 100% free of charge, I hope you can hopefully understand. It could take a bit of time to make this happen, hopefully folks have a back...
by kirkrhino
Sat Mar 22, 2014 6:34 am
Forum: B9R-1-Cherry
Topic: Does resin go bad?
Replies: 66
Views: 10484

Does resin go bad?

Hello everyone- Just now finding this post so sorry for my late response on this. First of all, my apologies for anyone having casting issues related to the aluminum VATS. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagines such a thing would be remotely possible! For any jewelers out there, I feel obl...
by kirkrhino
Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!
Replies: 501
Views: 89736

GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!

Hi Robert, Thanks, yes, just a little humor of course regarding the bridge. But yes seriously if there truly is an issue that needs to be addressed rest assured we will work it out one way or another. So not to worry! Double Dog was not really designed for dis-assembly, it's built like a tank and pr...
by kirkrhino
Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!
Replies: 501
Views: 89736

GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!

Hi Robert, Not sure if they can plate it without disassemble is the only issue regarding the Double Dog. I know there is a minimum for plating, probably more than you paid for the vat to begin with. : ) Somewhere I saw some aluminum sealant/protect ant that they use to seal/protect airplanes that su...
by kirkrhino
Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:44 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!
Replies: 501
Views: 89736

GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!

Hi Fernando! Thanks for sharing that. Does indeed look like there is clearly some interaction happening there. Plating will solve that issue on the next batch for sure. I wonder what the best way to clean that up would be though? Perhaps a bit of steel wool would be the easiest thing? I did in the b...
by kirkrhino
Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:47 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!
Replies: 501
Views: 89736

GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!

Hi fcort and everyone.. Thanks for sharing that, good timing for sure. I think either way, even if it is only about leaving resin uncovered for long periods it sounds like it would be a good idea to send these off and have them plated? Was planning on doing that way back when this project first bega...
by kirkrhino
Fri Mar 21, 2014 3:54 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!
Replies: 501
Views: 89736

GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!

Hello Everyone, Just a quick update, production is still going very well and still right on schedule for completing all machining by the end of the month, assembly and shipping to follow-- The first of the assembled units should begin shipping around the beginning of the month- (April)- and continue...
by kirkrhino
Sat Mar 15, 2014 4:30 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!
Replies: 501
Views: 89736

GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!

Hi Jonathan,

Yes, absolutely, will do so, I believe we already have your contact info, but if you could can you please shoot me an email so I can stay organized within the email folder?

k94b9vats@gmail.com

Cheers to you as well! Kirk

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