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Author Topic: Casting Plastic Bits and Bobs  (Read 1896 times)
« on: February 26, 2007, 10:18:09 pm »

Can anyone point me in the direction of a good tutorial on how to cast various pieces in plastic/resin/whatever.  Specifically I'm looking at casting some push buttons and a few other specialized parts for a computer case mod. 

I know I've seen a technique where powdered brass was included in the mix and the results looked "good-enough" for me and my concerns.  So if anyone knows what I'm talking about, please tell me how to do it. Smiley
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2007, 03:30:09 am »

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Engineer Zacharia Glass

« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2007, 06:45:56 pm »

HI, used to make lots of cast resin bits on film pros and costumes, i used normal resin with corn flur as a filler, mix it to a thick paste and add a small amount of catalyst to get it to cure slow, another way is to use resin and car body filler, youll get a little bit of shrinkage but not to much.
Also if you use silicon moulds dust them with talcum powder first , other wise the surface of the cast resin bits will not cure properly
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