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New RTV Silicone for glove/skin moldings where a product with extra stretch is needed. Banana Skin Silicone is lower in viscosity so it will flow into cavity molds. It is a Platinum Based material giving high qualities and good resistance to a variety of casting materials. Yellow Colour, allows ease of use when mixing White Base and Yellow Catalyst.
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» Some materials prefer to be kept at cooler temperatures, which may also give slightly longer working times.
» A little water can help with smoothing Klean Klay and other oil-based clays.
» When measuring products like Forton MG where a 2:1 mix is required, get three equal containers. Thoroughly mix each part before decanting, and then measure two containers of base dry material, and one container of equal volume of liquid material. Combine all three containers in a larger vessel and mix thoroughly prior to pouring into prepared Mold.
» Use a paint brush to quickly brush on surface coat of thin urethane if the mold is very detailed. Then quickly pour on the remainder of the urethane. This may help to eliminate bubbles trapped on the surface. Same technique applies to the silicone when making the silicone mold.
» Give your urethane containers a Dry Air Blanket to protect from moisture if you haven't finished with it. Only needs a quick 2 second squirt into the opened container, and then quickly seal lid. Available in 200gm spray cans.
» To make a skin mold with your RTV Silicone, brush on a surface coat of catalysed runny silicone over the master to be copied. Then add the THIXO additive to the remaining measured silicone, to give a pastelike effect, and apply over the runny layer. This technique can be used to make a mold of a large, or odd shaped master, with minimal silicone used. Depending on the shape of the skin mold, a supporting case mold may be needed. This can be fibreglass, plaster, Forton MG or even rigid foam applied over the skin mold, to support it when casting.
» If you have further hints, suggestions and innovative techniques, please let us know - we will pass them on!