Questions tagged [silicone-mold]

For questions about using and preparing silicone molds used to cast objects. If the question is about creating a mold, use the [mold-making] tag as well.

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Can a home made silicone mould that's still tacky after 24 hours be salvaged, or is it a complete loss?

I've been making moulds using an off the shelf two part silicone compound. I've made a mistake with one mould and while it's solid the surface is still tacky after 24 hours. Is there anything that I ...
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Simple as possible DIY box for making silicone molds

I want to use liquid silicone to make several simple moulds, which I will then use to make resin casts. My aim is to mass produce a custom miniature base, that I originally 3D printed, in two part ...
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Can I use a hair dryer to remove bubbles from casting resin?

Instructions on resin casting with silicone moulds frequently say to use a long necked lighter on the surface of two part epoxy casting resin to remove bubbles. If I am in an environment where naked ...
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Can I mold plastic (HDPE or LDPE) in silicone?

I've seen people molding plastic trash--like HDPE (from bottle caps, milk bottles...that type of thing) or plastic bags into a marbled solid plastic. But, in these videos most of them seem to be using ...
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Information regarding skin friendly wax candle additives

I am experimenting with making paraffin candles that can be dripped on skin for use in BDSM. I already know about the different waxes and the logistics of casting wax candles, but I have been finding ...
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How best to thin Silicone for Roto Casting

I've been trying to cast a silicone part using a mold I've 3'd printed. I've built a roto caster to rotate the mold so that it is hollow. I'm using a 2 part Ecoflex silicone. Unfortunately the ...
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Easy shaping material to use as blank/base/reference for silicone casting/molding

First of all forgive me for not using the correct term for this. I know there is a proper name for the very first mold that is used to create casting jackets, but I cannot remember what it is. ...
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Is there a way to bond silicone to nylon?

I want to make a face out of silicone and bond fishing line to particular parts of the face so that I can use the fishing line like a muscle but I can’t find a glue that would work on silicone. Is ...
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How to properly glue wood to a silicone mold to later fill with another material?

I have a silicone mold that I want to use for a concrete piece. I want to add a piece of wood to that mold, which will leave a negative space in the concrete. Later, I will fill that with resin. Is CA ...
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Can 2350 Sealer be used with Smooth-On Slow 15?

I am using a 2350 Sealer to make sure the silicon (Dragon Skin Smooth-On) does not stick to the mold I have created with Smooth-On 15 Slow. But from the creation of the mold, I have seen that there is ...
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Creating food-safe silicone beads

I'm looking to create molds for food-safe silicone beads (like the ones babies use for teething). From another question here, I guess I can't use silicone to make silicone beads. Is there another food-...