Post by bassloverats on Dec 21, 2020 6:48:47 GMT -5
I'm currently using a two piece mold made with Alumilite HS2 to mold a rat fishing lure.
For pouring the resin bait I'm using Alumilite White and Alumilite Microbubbles (10:1 resin to microbubbles). The problem I'm facing is the ears and paws which have relatively shaper edges are not coming out properly (see photo below).
I've tried burping, swishing, moving the resin all around, using a sander to vibrate out bubbles, pouring at different angles, pouring before I feel heat, after I feel heat to no avail.
Does anyone have any suggestions on what might fix this problem? Btw, I was able to get the ears to cast properly but it required opening the mold and pouring individually which is less than ideal.
It looks like you have bubbles/air pockets preventing the resin from getting into all the nooks and crannies, do you have any vents in the mold itself? Vents would allow the bubbles or air pockets to raise out of the mold and the resin can then flow into where it needs to be.