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Post by Ziz » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:20 pm

homyakchik wrote:I really can't afford Alumilite prices for the stuff (the Smooth-On stuff certainly seems a better bargain), but the only dealer for the SO is down in Norfolk, and I'm betting they're not open on Saturday. Dangnation and blastoderms, anyway. Another week to wait for a UPS delivery.

Reynolds Advanced Materials. I get my stuff in a couple of days, shipping is cheaper than direct from SO AND Reynolds doesn't charge me sales tax, SO does.

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Post by homyakchik » Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:01 am

Thanks, Ziz. I went there to look. Interestingly enough, although their website appears to be wholly different from Smooth-On, both have the same base setup for their buttons, and right now both are having exactly the same DB access errors in serving up information on the rubbers they sell! *bwah-hah-hah*

Still, I shall check them out as soon as they're back on-line. Thanks for the heads-up.

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Post by saiyagohan » Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:31 am

I have a question, is there any way to make a mold without pressure casting? That will turn out without bubbles or defect to the mold or to what your trying to make? That is affordable, and if so what kind of product is it? I'm sure this question has been asked before. But I've got a 1/1000 scale Jupiter Station Klingon D-7 variation kit I built that I need to redo the neck on because it warped after many years and when I used hot water and tried a blow dryer it snapped into. Any help is appreciated, thanks
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Post by chiver » Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:09 pm

I got alumilite quick set, how long should I wait to remove it from the mold. Box? It's not very big only 4oz and is it important to heat the mold?

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