Hi, good people. I'm currently getting into casting stuff. Last night I made a one-part mold for some 6mm scale scenery I made and I had this old silicon rubber left so I used that.
The problem is that the stuff doesn't seem to mix too well with the vulkanizer (if that's the word. It's the liquid stuff you add to the rubber mass to make it cure into rubber) and it only cured in parts, leaving most of my models half-covered in goop. Now I'm looking for a way to get that off my models so I can make another mold, using the new silicon rubber now (which pours a LOT better). Can I just scrub it off with water, maybe soap, and a toothbrush?
Now the models are mainly made of plasticard that's why I'm very reculant to use any kind of solvent.
I'd be grateful for any suggestion. It's just a bit annoying when you have these models you worked on for days covered in that horrible stuff and don't really know how to get it off. Cheers, guys.
edit: Oh dear, I just noticed that I posted this in the tutorials section. I'm sorry, could a mod move this please?
Post by Troll Forged on May 20, 2012 17:26:13 GMT -5
Bad thing is there is not much you can do except scrape it off. Solvents would remove it but water and soap will make more of a mess honestly. Wish I could help you more.
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