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Is there a good flexible casting resin out there?

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Are any of the resin casters out there using a good, reasonably priced resin product? I find a confusing assortment of products on the net and most are not really oriented to the hobbyist. Those who are casting tires probably have some advice to offer on this.

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Not really i learned to just make 5xs worth of mold to get a decent yield per run out of the 18 hour curing

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I have made tires with good luck in the past.  I used Polytek PT flex 50 and 70.  It is easy to dye black and cures within a hour.  It is expensive though.  There are material compatibility issues that can be a real problem.  When I switched silicones the Polytek material would come out uncured on the surface of the part.  This put a real damper on my confidence about making tires.  Calling tech support for different companies is the best advice I can give.  I have spent plenty of money on material only to find it was not successful in use.  It does get discouraging.  I switched from using Aeromarines purple silicone, a tin silicone to Smooth- On  MoldStar 30, a platinum silicone.

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I have experimented with various resins and an Australian company called Barnes Products does the best stuff by a long shot ! As for casting tyres I will be experimenting with something different altogether, I will upload some photos of the results next month.

 

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