Avid long time tyer - currently I'm using one very common popular brand of UV resin (not sure if I should quote the brand as my intent here isn't to dog them). I love the look of the resin immediately post UV cure, but where my problem comes is the following: regardless of whether I hit it with the torch for 10 seconds or 60, the resin never seems to fully cure hard - there's a surface tackiness that actually smudges ruining the look and purpose all together. I'm not putting it on thick and expecting it to cure in a second, or anything else obviously dumb, so my general sense is that I need to change brand of UV resin.
Haven't tried Solarez, Bondo, Deer Creek, or other brands for that matter. Can any of you suggest a brand that when used correctly dries hard & clear with no tacky residue of smudging?
Also I have the "medium" torch - in now way the mini, and not the monster size either - does this matter?