In the product catalog, the Alumidust area, it says "brush the powder into a high gloss silicone rubber mold".... what would be a suggestion for me to use to get a high gloss? The only thing that I can think of is clear gloss spray paint.
I am wanting to cast some 1:25 car parts that will have an anodized Gold look...should I use the Gold or Yellow Gold? Is there any pictures that I can look at to compare colors?
Does it make a difference whether I use RC-3 or the Alumilite White (Amazing Casting Resin)
Post by carol - Alumilite Corp on Aug 23, 2016 15:15:23 GMT -5
What gives the silicone mold a high gloss is the original being highly polished and shiny. I will see if I can find some good pictures to send you Brian, please email me your address. There might be slight appearance difference in using the gold with the white or RC3, not as noticeable using the bronze with tan or black resin. Using black with black resin base gives it more depth.
With out sounding like a total dufuss, when you say "the original" are you referring to the original "buck" as being highly polished and shiny or am I missing something here......so the silicone reacts differently when making molds of something polished and shiny verses making a mold of something unpolished and dull
Post by carol - Alumilite Corp on Aug 26, 2016 8:45:55 GMT -5
First of all you are not a "dufuss" the original is the master, the piece you use to make your mold. Yes the silicone does react differently, it picks it all up. Perfections/imperfections, finish, detail, texture, silicone is not forgiving ... it gives you what you give it! Have a wonderful weekend Brian.
...so it's not so much the color of the master (dull color vs. bright color) but rather the surface .... could a smooth, lightly waxed or thinly clear coated (paint) and polished master be used using HS-2 with desirable results? Sending you an e-mail with my addresses ref: the pictures you mentioned above as well....... Brian