pros: very strong,
holds metal powder very well
relatively viscous, sets up very quickly
for small metal-powdered pieces if you can pour the mold quickly
pros: sets up a
little slower than Alumilite Regular, not as viscous as Alumilite Regular,
color may be better if using dyes, holds metal powder very well
too bendy for small thin pieces like weapons
OK for fairly large pieces, like helmets. May be a very good solution
for hands, since the softness could make it easier to get it into the
wrist hole without cracking the arm.
pros: sets up a
little slower than Alumilite regular, not as viscous as Alumilite Regular,
color may be better if using dyes
cons: does not hold
metal powder very well (too easily scraped off), almost as stiff as
Alumilite Regular but not as strong, may burn out silicone molds faster
than alumilite (which is a very big negative).
conclusion: a cheap
solution if you don't need to use metal powder and you aren't worried
about your molds lasting very long
Here are some aerosols
of debatable usefulness.
Ease Release 800:
can be used in the same way as vaseline for preventing silicone pieces
from bonding when making molds. You need to be sure to apply a complete
barrier, and because of this we actually prefer just using vaseline
and a brush.
use on your silicone molds to allegedly help prevent "mold burnout".
Mold burnout is when your silicone mold gets hard, starts to crack,
and becomes unusable. This doesn't seem to be a big problem with Alumilite.
Universal Mold Release:
Can be used between casts to help casting material separate from silicone
mold. Not really necessary in our experience.
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