Rookie's first castings!
Posted 16 January 2007 - 10:04 AM
After these turned out, I was feeling pretty brave, so I molded and cast these 8 lug slot mags. These will be destined for my '77 F-250.
It was actually alot simpler than I thought. There's still a bit of a learning curve, but overall, I'm pretty pleased for a first attempt. Also a quick question, what could I use to ready these for paint? The wheels look dirty in the pic, and they actually are a little. I want to have the best possible finish on these.
Posted 20 January 2007 - 06:09 AM
Personally I've found Krylon grey primer seems to work best on resin parts, but any good primer should work.
Nice job looks better than my first attempts. What I've found is as my experience increases, my castings don't make a dramatic improvement but I get much better at estimating how much silicone / resin I need and I have much less wastage. It's always a good idea to have an extra mold ready to go or an extra part you want to cast so that any excess you've mixed up doesn't go to waste, you just end up with an extra part or mold for the future.
Posted 20 February 2007 - 07:13 PM
Posted 21 February 2007 - 12:14 AM