David do yourself a favor and pick up a thin metal pick from hobby lobby. Not sure what exactly they're used for perhaps sculpting, etc but I've picked up two of them from hobby lobby in the past. Heating and powdering your mold is all nice and good but sometimes some molds especially wheels with lug details will still hold a bubble that needs to be released. I use the metal pick for this purpose. Pour your resin, locate the bubble and "release" if from where its stuck with the tip of the pick. The purpose is not to pop the bubble but to release it from where its stuck. Now use the pick and slide the bubble away from the cavity of the 1 piece old. In addition, you'll need to stir your resin slower and more carefully trying to minimize introducing or causing bubbles to occur. This will also help. Lastly, place a flat piece of glass on top of your mold with a light coat of mold release. This will generally move those bubbles away that you freed up with the pick and give your resin piece a nice flat backing. After each use, just wipe the tip of the pick clean with paper towel. Works like a charm every time.
Hi guys, sorry for my long absence and lack of replies. It's been a crazy couple of months. I've relocated to Dallas as part of my companies re-org and unfortunately with going from a single family house down to a small apartment I have most of my model and resin supplies in storage. I won't be able to make any parts for a long while. I'll still be visiting the forum but all projects and resin are on hold until we get more situated in our new area. Thank you guys for all the interest and support over the last few years. I'll definitely be back!
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Hi guys, my schedule has been busy lately with travel for work (training new staff) so I've been home very little in the past couple weeks. I know there are a number of PM's that have gone unanswered and I will be working through those as time permits. Please bear with me. Unfortunately my schedule will greatly limit my time over the next month, so hang in there and I'll get back with you all as time permits. Thanks fellas.