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Guess the "Plastic mold"
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Posted 31 October 2007 - 02:24 PM
Today I received via e-mail some interesting photos with a method of plastic mold lurebuilding , in fact it ain't a mold it is some kind of japanese ( I guess ) bicomponent thing looking like an epoxy mix , but thinner, since I never saw this kind of mixture I wonder if some TU members can recognize it :
Posted 31 October 2007 - 02:29 PM
the detailed photos of the mixture components:
the firs substance seems to be some kind of colorant pigment for a white base
Posted 31 October 2007 - 03:53 PM
ok, seems like someone put a five star on this thread although there are no replies , but why ...
Posted 31 October 2007 - 11:52 PM
My first thoughts are filler such as alumilites featherlite & 2 part urethane resin, pretty standard stuff...or are you talking about the mold?
Posted 01 November 2007 - 02:22 AM
Since I don't know what is Alumilite ( I'll google it ) the next question : Is it an expensive method (I'll have to stick to wood if it is) ? What was interesting for me is that with this method you don't need a pressure pot...what do you know about the hardness of this material? Kind of noob in this domain
oh, and I forgot the most important fact ... density comparative to balsa?
Posted 01 November 2007 - 01:59 PM
It's not too expensive, you can get little kits on their site for cheap.
No pressure pot, just mix and pour, Husky is the one with the most experience with this, I think, with Coley being way up there as well.
Not sure of the hardness, there are different additives that can be added to this stuff, to make it do different things