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How-To: Custom Epoxy Shapes - Making the latex mold
Written by Booman   
Saturday, 09 December 2006 16:49
Article Index
How-To: Custom Epoxy Shapes
Project Description
Clay Forms
Clay Forms Cnt'd
Making the latex mold
Supporting the mold using plaster
Supporting the mold using clay
Preparing and making the cast
Releasing the cast
Conclusion
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Step Five

Make sure to mix up the latex for the mold if it has separated.  Usually the water will go to the bottom of the container and you can't see the separation.  Stir the latex well and then start painting it over the clay piece.  Start with a very thin coat and before it dries paint a thicker coat over it.  The thickness of each coat isn't too important because we will keep adding coats.  Use a hair dryer to dry down each coat, but before the latex is completely dry add another coat; the more coats the better.  Latex is great for casting 3-d pieces because it is flexible and will allow undercuts.



 



 
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