Post by philsweeney on Nov 30, 2019 10:33:03 GMT -5
I would like to duplicate these trailers. They are no longer manufactured. I’ve been thinking about making a mold for hand pouring. I think hand pouring would work because it’s a pretty simple trailer. I have watched many videos and there seems to be so many products it’s hard to know where to start. It looks like the alumilite products would be the most durable versus plaster of Paris. I’m just going to need a product that will not melt or deform the trailer? Any recommendations would be appreciated.
Got a few questions..... Just what is a soft trailer? Did a Google search and what I found looks like something that I would use at work to haul loads w/ a truck.... Is what is pictured 8 separate pieces that make 1 piece? What is the aprox. height, width and thickness? The reason that I am asking all these questions is that will help me to better formulate an answer as to what you are asking.....this looks very doable, but as you have discovered, there are many products in the Alumilite line and I don't want to steer you in the wrong direction. I can answer this much for you, Alumilite's RTV silicone rubber will not melt or deform the trailer..i.e the RTV silicone rubber mold made of the master ....the only heat involved is the temperature of the room that the rubber for the mold is poured in and allowed to properly cure.
I've made molds of gummies and of a super squishy soft material toy many, many times so I know any of the liquid mold materials will work just fine. Mold materials don't heat up at all, just the resins do that. Now if you use the Remelt, that IS a mold material that becomes liquid when you warm it up so definitely don't use that one if you're worried about melting.
Without knowing what the material itself is, I'd suggest one of the Tin Cure silicones but like Brian said, the dimensions would be helpful in recommending the container size of the silicone too.