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How to Make a Basic Mold with Silicone Plastique®

This is a step by step mold making tutorial that covers how to make a basic mold with Silicone Plastique®. Many mold applications require nothing more than this fundamental knowledge which will enable you to make your own mold of simple objects like medalions, badges, coins, sea shells and many similar objects. If you have no mold making experience, we recommend that you start your education here by learning how to make a basic mold with Silicone Plastique®.


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Step 2

 

Before making a mold, the model to be duplicated should be mounted to your work surface.  Apply a one-eighth inch film of Anchor -Dit™ to the bottom of the model and press on to the work surface.  Apply enough pressure so that Anchor-Dit™ squeezes out the sides.  Wipe the excess away with a towel or scraper.  This creates an aggressive suction between model and work surface, sealing the bottom so silicone does not creep underneath your model.

 

 Silicone Plastique® has the consistency of clay. Equal amounts of Part A (blue) and Part B (white) may be measured by weight or volume. Part A and B are combined and kneaded until a uniform color is achieved. Your Silicone Plastique®  in is now ready to use an should remain work able for  10 15 minutes. Note: Your may refrigerate Silicone Plastique®  before combining to extend work-time.

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Step 4

 
 
 

Rub a small amount of Silicone Plastique® directly into the details of your object, creating an initial layer. Apply a second layer, at least one quarter inch thick, completely covering the object surface .  Note: to bond correctly, layers of Silicone Plastique® must be applied before the previous layer is fully cured . Silicone Plastique® may be flattened by hand or rolled with a pin between sheets of parchment paper.

 

 Silicone Plastique®  has a work-time of about 10-15 minutes and a cure time of about an hour at room temperature. Allow Silicone Plastique® to fully cure before removing your original object 

When you order Silicone Plastique®, you will receive one half of the amount you ordered as Part A (catalyst) and the other half as Part B (Base). The price of Silicone Plastique® decreases as the quantity ordered increases as indicated below.
Pounds Price per lb. Buy  
1 to 4 lbs. $25.00 per lb.  
5 to 9 lbs. $24.00 per lb.

You Save $1 per lb.

10 to 19 lbs. $23.00 per lb.

You Save $2 per lb.

20 to 29 lbs. $22.00 per lb.

You Save $3 per lb.

30 to 39 lbs. $21.00 per lb.

You Save $4 per lb.

40 to 49 lbs. $20.00 per lb.

You Save $5 per lb.

50lbs. and over

$19.00 per lb.

You Save $6 per lb.

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