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#1 Psychographic

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:08 AM

I recently bought an Alumilite casting kit and have done a little bit of playing around with it. I've done enough to want to get a little more involved with it and was wondering what products are you guys using for your work?



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:36 AM

I've been using Smooth-On 300 and 305 resin.  Over the past 2-3 years I've used a combination of Smooth-On, Alumilite and MicroMark molding rubber, depending on the parts I'm molding.



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:42 AM

I use Smooth -On Task 8.  It will take a lot of heat and is pretty much chemical proof once cured.  A body left in a hot car will not warp like the 300 series resin will.  I am also using some Polytek Flex resin and their clear too.



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 05:14 AM

I've had very good luck with Alumilite HS2 mold rubber, been using it for about 3 years now with no issues at all. I also use Alumilite white for resin and have recently tried Smooth On Onyx black with very good results. I have Smooth Cast 300 also but have not had a chance to try it yet. The Onyx is strange though ... where a little heat will speed up curing of Alumilite white, a little heat actually softens onyx black. So after pouring onyx I do not apply any heat to the mold I just cure on the bench. 



#5 Elliot949

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 12:49 PM

I've been using Smooth-On 300 and 305 resin.  Over the past 2-3 years I've used a combination of Smooth-On, Alumilite and MicroMark molding rubber, depending on the parts I'm molding.

wHAT PRODUCT ARE YOU USING FOR THE BODIES YOU CAST...



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 12:58 PM

Hi Dan,

Ed Fluck has been casting my bodies.  I don't cast them.  He uses Vagabond resin, and has been for a number of years.  What I'm using for my smaller components is Smooth-On resin.


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Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:24 PM

Thanks Scott... I am thinking of starting to cast a few things myself... mostly little stuff... But eventually some bodies for myself... I will never get into selling stuff (don't want the headaches... I will leave that you you guys... LOL)...

 

By the Way Scott how is the Stock body coming and the Chassis...



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:42 AM

Hey Dan,

I guess I'll say I'm sneaking up on it. It's not going as fast as I'd like, but I'm making progress. Too many fingers in too many pies...



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 02:45 PM

Ok... no Problem... I am waiting patiently...