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December 3, 2015 at 5:30 pm #4746philGuest
I use gedeo resin (clear crytal jade color)
first I used plastic as a mold, the resin sticks to it but at least the result is transparent
I tried latex, the resin fusioned with it, just terrible
now I made an expensive mold with silicon and the reult is blurred, I cant see through it
(the only thing that could have messed it up is that I used an demold spray, and I am afraid it fusioned with the resin)
any one can help me ?
December 3, 2015 at 9:49 pm #4747
The first think I need to know is what are you trying to accomplish? I see a few problems here that could be addressed, but I want to make sure I focus on what YOU want to have happen.
December 4, 2015 at 6:09 pm #4776philGuest
storm trooper helmet optics
transparent so I can see through them
equivalent of spectacle lenses
I have redone the cast without the demolding spray, cos as the silicon is quiet clean and seem slick and undamaged, I should get crystal clear results(in theory)
December 4, 2015 at 6:20 pm #4777
Yes, I would expect you to. I always recommend using a mold release, but a light mist is plenty. A thick coat might have caused the surface imperfections you experienced previously.
December 5, 2015 at 12:55 pm #4787philGuest
yeah that was it
but it is hard to have crystal clear see through resin, mine are 3mm lenses, but yet
December 8, 2015 at 5:30 pm #4798philGuest
hi, actualy it did not work
my silicon mold is really clean and slick but it appears the resin solidifies badly and I dont know why
December 18, 2015 at 3:06 am #4849PaulGuest
Well, that’s depressing, I use the same brand as you. Have you tried using plastic with a mould release as this is what I was going to attempt with my first cast.
December 9, 2015 at 1:35 am #4799
Hmm. What mold release are you using?
December 9, 2015 at 6:15 am #4801philGuest
well none, the blurr is in the mass, not the surface
I suspect the temperature of the room, too warm
December 10, 2015 at 5:09 pm #4807
I don’t have any troubleshooting ideas on what could be going on. I would suggest contacting Gedeo resin for their thoughts.
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