What happens if the product has past its shelf life?
The casting process becomes unstable, working time and demolding time may change and temperature may alter the process even more. Keep all products away from the sun and in a dry place when stored.
Does temperature play a role in the casting process?
Temperature plays a big role when it comes to mixing and curing your silicone, resin or epoxy. Hot or humid can speed up your curing time and cold may do the opposite, slow it down.
How much metallic or glow in dark powder am I suppose to use in the resin or epoxy?
You should start with small amounts and build up as you mix into the resin or epoxy. It’s all based on your personal preference.
Can I use any other type of pigment’s in the market?
Our pigment is formulated to work with our resin and epoxy. You always have the option to test out other pigments in small amount of resin and epoxy. Allow it to dry completely before handling.
What is the right amount of pigment to use?
Use the pigment sparingly, as you mix and add drops of pigment you will find the color you are happy with. Make sure you take note of how much pigment you used to match the next batch.
How to eliminate bubbles in your silicone mold
There are few ways you can eliminate bubbles in your silicone rubber mold.
1- Is to de-gass material within the time frame allowed.
2- Pour a this stream allow material to slowly fill in any void spaces.
3- Use a thinning agent that will allow bubbles to rise faster.
Instructions on how to make a silicone mold
Step 1: Prepare The Environment: The workplace environment contributes to high quality work and safety. A clean, draft-free and well-lit mixing and casting area is fundamental. So are adequate ventilation, temperatures, and sufficient work space. Have all equipment and materials ready and positioned for use. Suggested items include: mixing and pouring containers, latex gloves, paper towels, stirring sticks, clamps, putty knife, level, casting box form, modeling clay, pattern, and casting material.
Step 2: Preparing your pattern: Start with a pattern made of virtually any material:: plastic, plaster, stone, concrete, metal, wood, etc.. Secure the pattern on a clean flat surface. We have used clay to prevent the pattern from moving or floating during the pour.