I recently spilled waste water from my resin printing onto a fabric cooler. The water was in a container I was using to cure leftover resin from cleaning finished prints by leaving it in the sun for a while. So there was an unknown amount of uncured resin in it after I had left it out for a few hours.

Is it likely that the cooler is permanently contaminated or should I be able to wash it and use it again? It isn't a really expensive one but also not really something I wanted to replace yet.

  • $\begingroup$ "after I had left it out for a few hours" - Are we talking 3 hours or 5 hours? More? I know the basics of resin printing but I would imagine that the longer it was left out in the sun, the more resin would have cured. $\endgroup$
    – agarza
    Jul 1, 2023 at 21:41
  • $\begingroup$ we can say 5 hours but I don't really know exactly how long it was out at the time when I spilled it. I had brought it back in due to rain and wind incoming and left it to try to completely evaporate the water once the sun came back out. $\endgroup$
    – Matt
    Jul 5, 2023 at 17:52

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I ended up calling the cooler a loss. I don't know what that resin will do embedded in the fabric of the cooler and I don't really want to drink poison when I am out on the beach or develop some sort of sensitivity from it. Ended up getting a new cooler as a gift so it all evened out.


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