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This Tray 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.
Any bubbles located on the bottom of the mold due to the fact that this silicone does not require vacuum degassing, and will not affect the inside of the mold or the finished product
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 days to process.
While no resin is considered food safe, please read your resin instructions and follow their guidelines when using products made from resin.
MOLDS ARE MADE TO ORDER AND ARE NOT RETURNABLE OR REFUNDABLE ONCE USED.
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).
The blank was made from a 3D printed piece. The piece was then domed with thin layers of resin in attempts to fill the lines in. Some lines are still evident but really do not effect the overall piece. Due to the nature of this being a handmade and domed item, there may be tiny flaws which are unavoidable because the piece was not created from hand cut acrylic. Nonetheless, your finished product will be beautiful.
Because silicone can cause flashing when pouring blanks, the edges of the mold are trimmed prior to shipping. This may cause a very tiny lip around the bottom of the product. This can be removed by gently sanding around the edges of the finished piece.
Finished piece once demolded will measure inches 3.5x2.25x.5 inches.
Finished piece will fit in a standard Altoid tin or the blank ones you can buy on Amazon measuring 2.4x3.75 (I use removable glue dots to hold it into place). It can hold a standard or mini clipper lighter, as well as a mini Bic lighter and has an insert for rolling your natural herbs as well as a lil storage space for papers or xtras.