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I’m wondering if there was a resin that could help me produce this: enter image description here

Some old carburetors from the 1960’s had glass bowls. Well, I’d love one, but to find one on eBay it’d cost more than my engine. Wondering if there’s a way to print a clear one

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  • $\begingroup$ A quick search for "fuel resistant uv resin" turned up liqcreate.com/supportarticles/… . That said, this seems extraordinarily dangerous, as any failure would pretty much spray your legs with fuel. $\endgroup$ Sep 18, 2023 at 18:45
  • $\begingroup$ I actually visited that site before posting, it seems like the only material listed there suited for gasoline was not clear. Well, with the possible exception of the bio-med clear, but that didnt seem as 'tough' and impact resistant as the others. Which, as you said, would be a chief concern. I do agree its probably not as safe as metal, but can't imagine its any LESS safe than glass. $\endgroup$ Sep 18, 2023 at 19:09
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    $\begingroup$ @JosephCrozier Thick glass is surprisingly impact and wear resistant $\endgroup$
    – Trish
    Sep 19, 2023 at 9:56
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    $\begingroup$ Unlike plastic, glass is dimensionally stable, insoluble in gasoline, and won't fail "just a little" or "over time" the way plastic will. If the glass were to fail, it would be due to a very hard impact that would probably also result in damage to more of the bike and rider. $\endgroup$ Sep 19, 2023 at 15:57
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    $\begingroup$ If you can 3d print what you want, there's a good chance you can find somebody to make a mold and pour the glass for you. $\endgroup$
    – chicks
    Sep 22, 2023 at 19:00

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