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The market is overrun with different mold making materials and products. Every one has an opinion as to what is the best and easiest to use. We have tried a large majority of the products and have found that for consistent results, easy of use and durability that silicone is by far (In Our Opinion) the top of the line. While it rates as one of the most expensive, its ability to withstand the rigors of multiple casting, its fast set time, ease of repair, and the availability of many different shore hardiness' is hard to beat. The only type of mold that I don't recommend silicone for is a one shot mold used to produce only one casting. We have molds that are over 8 years old and still cast as they did when first made, I have had no other mold material do that well.

Typical homemade vacuum chamber for degassing silicones for poured molds!

Poured production box mold for casting clear icicles in resins, core pins in plate allow for precast holes for insertion of small lights.

Below are a few photos of silicone being applied to the Minute Man sculpture.

Click on a thumbnail for a larger view!

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Minuteman_227

Minuteman_230

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MinuteMan_059

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MinuteMan_047

MinuteMan_049

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