Acetic Cure Silicone???

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Padre

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I want to try to make Ron's round molds, so I went to my local Home Depot and read the labels on the silicone. How the heck to you find acetic cure silicone??? I bought 3 tubes of GE Silicon II, because none of the labels say acetic cure, and this one is 100% silicone, but googled it and it doesn't look like it's acetic cure?

Help???
 
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KDM

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I'm pretty sure if it says it's silicone then you're fine. It may say something like "Caution, releases Acetic Acid." You might not expect teh exact text "Acetic Cure." The one I used is just advertised as "bath sealant."
 

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I want to try to make Ron's round molds, so I went to my local Home Depot and read the labels on the silicone. How the heck to you find acetic cure silicone??? I bought 3 tubes of GE Silicon II, because none of the labels say acetic cure, and this one is 100% silicone, but googled it and it doesn't look like it's acetic cure?

Help???
Early last year Serge "Darley" did a tutorial and mentioned using "acetic acid cure" silicone. Since then there have been spin offs and variations of his mold making tutorial mentioning the same thing but don't worry, using a silicone such as GE silicone II or any other 100% silicone will result in some fine molds. I made several molds using GE silicone II and they all turned out and work great.

When you smell the strong vinegar smell, you know you have the right stuff! :)
 

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I gotta say after reading RAdams tut on silicone mold making I was satisfied with the results. I then tried some Smooth On OOMo (sp?) 30. Wow, great product, easy to use and professional looking molds. I made some corian forms for blanks and paperweight molds. I will continue to use silicone to for single use/prototype purposes but this smooth on stuff is my choice for long lasting molds. Btw, thanks RAdams......great tutorial.

Jeff
 

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I've got the MoldMax 40, but it's a bit too thick for the ResinSavers.
(except for Gents) It has a hard time flowing into the openings. But I
use the 30 all the time. The only thing I don't like about the MoldMax is
the cleanup.. unless you use the FastCat and then the waste just peels
off in one piece. (I hate to use a new bowl every time I mix)
 
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