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practice and work fast
I have made silicone molds before, but not in several years. I make magic tricks for a living and so to cut down on some of the limited edition stuff I offer on the site I thought I would make a mold to cut down on steps and save time and money. Ok, here is the review. It's fairly rigid when cured, so that's good. And the fact that you can have a mold ready to use in just a few minutes is totally awesome. With that said that is you need to move fast when mixing it. The best technique I found was the mush, roll and fold between your hands and squish it. Alternating between squishing, rolling and folding during the mix, as fast as you can. That was the only way for me to get a good mix. If you were doing a flat object like they show in their videos easy simple no problem, but 2 part molds are a little trickier. It took me 2 tries, but that was partly because of what i was molding. Also, it is silicone so you can add to the mold during a second run if you don't get all the parts of your model on the 1st run. clean up was easy. My advice would be to try a small bit of it out first to get the hang of it before you try something bigger. Bottom line is if you have the time and want something perfect, go with the standard molding silicone. If you want to cut down on the time this is perfect, just be aware that the window to use it, is only like 1min30sec before it starts to harden, and that's not a lot of time to mix the putty completely and get it on your part before it sets. So expect a few mistakes in the beginning.
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