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swinginmartinis
« on: February 28, 2011 08:33:35 PM »

Hi there!  I don't know where else to turn!  Sad  I decided I wanted to make my husband chess pieces for his birthday, and found some latex moulds on etsy.  I bought Castin'Craft Clear Liquid Plastic Casting Resin.  I got the catalyst and colors/etc and have been trying to follow the directions on the back of the can.

I used mould release, but what is happening it the pieces are very tacky after I take them from the moulds.  I have kept the pieces in the moulds for days, so they should be fully cured. 

Someone suggested that I rinse each piece with laquer thinner, but all that seems to do is lose detail...then it's sticky for a day or two, then hardens up, but it still impressionable if you press too hard on it...like if you hold the chess piece too tightly, your finger prints are embedded on them :/

The first set I tried I used the same ratio for the small pieces as the big pieces.  The second attempt I tried different ratios based on the instructions on the back...
I got the same results each time.

I have looked online, contacted the man I bought the moulds from, and tried another venue and no one is very forth coming with information. 

I was able to use some TINY moulds and didn't have issues...chess pieces are just not working out...

Does anyone have any suggestions on where I can look for information, or have any thoughts on my issues?  I just want to make him pieces for his birthday :/

Thanks for your help!

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