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This Gun mold is made from soft, tear resistant, very low long term shrinkage silicone. It is great or casting wax, gypsum, resins, concrete and other materials and is heat resistant up to 450°F.
The physical life of the mold depends on how you use it (materials cast, frequency, etc.). Casting abrasive materials such as concrete can quickly erode mold detail, while casting non-abrasive materials (wax) will not affect mold detail. Before storing, the mold can be gently cleaned with a soap solution and rinsed with water. Rubbing the mold repeatedly or with things such as fabric and paper towels can cause scratches to the shine which will cause imperfections in the details. Molds should be stored on a level surface in a cool, dry environment.
Most artists apply heat to pop bubbles in resin once it has been poured, doing this can be harmful to your silicone mold. It can and WILL burn the resin and can damage the mold as well. The resin can burn and fuse to the silicone and if the silicone is damaged, it will cause imperfections in the finished product or cause the heated resin to stick to the silicone mold, damaging the mold itself. If you want to pop the bubbles do so with a torch or heat gun before putting it into the mold.
All molds are made to order, brand new and never used. Once orders are placed, it takes 7-10 business days to process.
Mold is deep. It’s recommended to follow the instructions if your resin. Pouring resin too deep can result in an exothermic reaction, causing the resin to fuse with the silicone and damaging the mold.
Please inspect mold prior to use. Molds are NON returnable/refundable once used. If Mold is damaged prior to use, it may be returned and I will inspect it. If it is determined that it was a defect prior to shipping, mold will be replaced or refunded (minus shipping costs).
Finished piece once demolded will measure 6x4 Inches and is .75 inches thick.
*******This is NOT completely detailed on both sides. One side is completely detailed, and the back side has some details on the top portion of the gun while the rest is flat. I purposely don’t trim all of the excess silicone off the back side of the mold (top of mold where you pour silicone) Or areas where tiny bubbles have formed to give as much detail as possible. Sometimes these extra areas and flaps of silicone are very thin and can tear if not demolded gently. If they tear, they can be trimmed away with a small pair of sharp scissors, leaving your mold only 3D detailed on the front and around the sides. The hole in the front of the gun can be troublesome for air bubbles. I could trim it, but decided to leave it because it’s an easy fix with some resin afterwards or a little bit of drilling to detail the hole out. If you choose, you can just trim it off carefully with a pair of small scissors. It is completely. There are details around the edges of the piece. There will be a cut in the mold where the trigger is. In order to get the master piece out of the mold, the silicone in between the trigger will have a cut in it. It may cause a little resin flashing when pouring but that can be trimmed after demolding. The master piece was created using a 3D printer (so some lines are evident) so this is more of a B grade mold. Molding a 3D printed gun is difficult and there are tiny cracks and crevices that the silicone will sometimes not reach, sometimes creating small bubbles. These bubbles can be filled with a tiny amount of resin afterwords. These molds will not be perfect. When filling the mold, fill with resin to right underneath the lip on the inner part of the mold. Because the mold itself is not completely flat backed ( 3D areas on the back of the finished piece) If you fill the mold completely to the top with Resin, there will be overflow on the back of the piece when you dmold it. Filling Resin to right below the lip of the hole in the mold will prevent any added areas that need to be sanded on the back of the piece when you take it out of the mold. Because it was printed from a 3D printer, when your piece is demolded, it will be matte in some areas. When I demold my resin piece, I apply a small amount of resin to a gloved finger, rub down the piece and let it cure. Using a VERY THIN layer of resin on finished piece makes it shine, and keeps the details of the fun as well. See photos for finished results.