FAQs

How long will it take to receive my order?

Currently each shell is hand cast to order and will normally take 2-3 business days to create. Once shipped items should arrive 5-7 business days depending on selected shipping method. ***Due to Covid-19 shut downs/restrictions please be aware of possible delays. Thank you for your understanding and patience.  

What are the raw cast shells made of?

The raw cast shells are made of a resin plastic

What paints do you recommend? And are they ocean/aquarium safe?

I like the Rust-Oleum brand spray paint primer to prim the shells for paint, a variety of acrylic paints to color, and Rust-Oleum brand spray paint High Gloss to seal. From the research that I have done, the general consensus is that once they're dry and bonded they are completely inert and will have no effects on fish or sea life...

How do you glue the shells to a top?

I use lots of E6000 (please be careful and use this glue in a well ventilated area) You can also, but not necessary, score the back of the shell with a hobby knife to give it a little extra hold.

Can I sell the things that I make with your shells?

Yes! please do! I only ask that you do not re-cast, re-mold, and/or copy my raw shells.

Will you be making "insert shell here" any time soon?

Probably! I have a long and wonderful list of shells to be created BUT am always open and welcome new ideas and suggestions!

How much is a custom top?

Custom tops normally start at $150 and go up from there depending on design and detail wants. 

 

Have more questions? Feel free to email them to: mirelle@idfabrications.com