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#1 caine440

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 06:44 AM

I would like to cast smaller parts, carbs, wheels and tires.
What would be a good starting point?

Thanks!

#2 Ace-Garageguy

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 07:00 AM

There are several guys on here who know a lot about this subject and can help you out a lot. However, for a good overall introduction to the process and materials involved, and no bee ess, this is a pretty good place to start. Free online how-to videos by the manufacturers of many of the materials involved.

http://www.freemansupply.com/video.htm

Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 05 November 2012 - 09:02 AM.


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Posted 05 November 2012 - 12:26 PM

Roger, I cant really recommend any "kit" because I'm not overly thrilled at what they offer. I'd suggest getting 1lb HS2 rubber from Alumilite and some Alumilite white casting resin or something similar from Smooth On. HS2 is great for beginners as well as intermediate casting. You do not need any vacuum, etc with HS2 and it yields very high quality flexible molds which are quite durable. Good luck.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:07 PM

Thanks Mike!

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 05:41 PM

If you have a Hobby Lobby near you Roger, you can find everything you need there. Alumilite High Strength 3 mold rubber, Amazing Casting Resin, non hardening modeling clay, etc. You should be able to get all three things I mentioned for less than $60, even less if you use the coupon.

I would hold of on making tires for now, at least until you get the basics mastered.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 04:56 AM

Thanks!

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 06:46 AM

Here is a good tutorial, just as an overview of the process.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 07:24 AM

If you have a Hobby Lobby near you Roger, you can find everything you need there. Alumilite High Strength 3 mold rubber, Amazing Casting Resin, non hardening modeling clay, etc. You should be able to get all three things I mentioned for less than $60, even less if you use the coupon.

I would hold of on making tires for now, at least until you get the basics mastered.


Hobby Lobby sells resin stuff?? Where have I been? lol Thanks for mentioning this ima go look Saturday

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 11:58 AM

Hobby Lobby sells resin stuff?? Where have I been? lol Thanks for mentioning this ima go look Saturday


Be careful about the Hobby Lobby stuff, the resin has a shelf life and will go bad, needed to cast a small engine and did not want to wait for my lhs to get some resin in. So bought some at Hobby Lobby. Wrong move resin was bad and nothing was usable from the pour. Asked a pro caster about it and he said resin was bad,

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 12:14 PM

Thanks for the info Terry, i forgot about that part about the shelf life, yeah.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:43 AM

I was going to mention that as well. I always order fresh supplies from Alumilite or Smooth On as I've seen quite the dust build up on the small supply at Hobby Lobby and always feared it was sitting forever on the shelf. Also, I would recommend the DVD from Alumilite ... it is an excellent source of information.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 08:09 PM

Thanks Everyone!

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:46 AM

Contact micro mark. www.micromark.com . They have starter kits
for a little more than the aluminite kit and i think its better resin.
Paul