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MainaCate
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« on: April 19, 2009 10:54:54 PM »

Hey, all. I've been working with resin for a while now, and decided I was bored of the "standard" molds. So I got adventurous and ordered some from deep-flex (yaley.com). They arrived in about three days (yay!), but I must admit, I am highly disappointed. Instead of lying flat, they either bulge in the center, or the corners are flared upward. All four have air bubbles in the actual mold parts, which leaves a mark on my pieces. I was very happy with the Deep-Flex products I purchased at Hobby Lobby, which is what prompted me to order from their website in the first place. Has anyone else had this problem?
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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2009 09:11:34 AM »

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I've been working with resin for a while now, and decided I was bored of the "standard" molds.

I don't know anything about that company, but why not make your own molds as one way to branch out? 
Two-part silicone putties are great.  They may even be what the molds you ordered are made from, but there are various brands of them and some get bubbles, etc., more easily than others-- especially if they aren't handled with reasonable care and time (if I were you, I'd return the ones you ordered because the holes make them "defective" and not a "satisfactory" product).

P.S. If you want some info on various brands of 2-part silicone mold materials and where to order/buy them, check out this page at my site:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/molds.htm
...click on 2-Part Silicone Putties about halfway down the list at top of page


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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2009 06:43:46 PM »

Hey.. Never tried those molds.. but I like Composimold.. (.com) - Its a meltable molding material - you can use it.. remold it.. reuse it.. I prefer the regular over the transperent as it is a little more dense and holds shape a bit better.. and still has enough flex to get everything out well.. Just a suggestion!.. but I've had nothing but kind words to say about the company!
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