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silly press molding question

Postby anevilgiraffe » Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:24 pm

can you use superglue as a casting material? just wondering if some nice runny stuff would sit ok around a pin for strength and not react with the silicon mold...

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Postby Guest » Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:41 pm

IIRC it turns to a gas during the mould making process.

So the mold maker gets a nice blast of gas including cyanide when they open a mold up.

So keep superglue to a minimum when you make masters for vulcanising....

but if you are making press moulds and not heating it should be ok.
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Postby maxxev » Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:01 pm

Woulden't using acetone melted sprue work better...?
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Postby Inso » Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:33 pm

I think it may be OK if you are just casting in resin and using a non-vulcanising mould material that is poured rather than squashed and heated.
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Postby Ramshackle_Curtis » Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:35 pm

I use waste silicone as a place to put my super glue when glueing on rivets. The super glue will stick to it after a couple of times. It eats the silicone.

As for acetone with sprue in please tell me more!
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Postby HiveTrygon » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:18 pm

resin is your best bet. Next would be to water down apoxie sculpt or miliput. Those 2 will hold up better but detail will be hard to get.
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Postby Gros Zizi III » Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:53 am

If epoxy glue (araldite & such) works for what you have in mind, I'd use that instead.
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