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My Silicone Cast "Sweats" Oil, what's going on?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Jun 13. 13 Replies

Hey everybody,  I have been practicing casting Platsil gel-10 and Ecoflex-30 and have run into an issue with the casts seeping oil. At first the cast appears great and seems to have cured fine, but…Continue

Matting Glossy Silicone Paint-job with Powdered Sugar

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh May 16. 8 Replies

Hey guys,   I am learning to paint my silicone puppet. I am doing thin washes using Silc-Pig pigments mixed with Platsil-gel 10, and dilluted down by half with VM&P Naptha.   My question is in…Continue

How Do I Set Tension For a Ball And Socket Armature? Should I Grease The Joints?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marc Spess Apr 8. 1 Reply

  Anyone have any tips on setting the tension for the joints on my ball and socket joints? I know the legs and hip joints should be somewhat stiff, and also that the silicone will fight the motion to…Continue

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Silicone skins and armature placement in a puppet

Started this discussion. Last reply by bigbossross Mar 27. 4 Replies

I will be casting a silicone puppet soon, and I am wondering how close (in mm) my armature can be to the surface. I have a facial armature ive made, and the eyebrow paddles are pretty close to the…Continue

 

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Simon Tytherleigh replied to bigbossross's discussion My Silicone Cast "Sweats" Oil, what's going on?
"Reading this thread through again, I am more than ever convinced that your Gel 10 was diluted with oil, perhaps it was actually Gel 25 and they thought adding some thinner would make it like Gel 10. Make sure you buy from a reputable seller."
Jun 13
Simon Tytherleigh replied to bigbossross's discussion My Silicone Cast "Sweats" Oil, what's going on?
"It does seem a bit weird that Nick has no problems at all with the Gel 10/Ecoflex combination, and you have. Is there a possibility that oil/diluent was added to your batch before you got it? It's about the only thing I can think of. I have…"
Jun 11
StopmoNick replied to bigbossross's discussion My Silicone Cast "Sweats" Oil, what's going on?
"I haven't had any sweating from Ecoflex 00-30, or from Platsil.  I've done the same thing, Platsil gel-10 on the surface because it is a little thicker so I get a bit more skin buildup.  Ecoflex inside, because it is a little…"
Jun 11
bigbossross replied to bigbossross's discussion My Silicone Cast "Sweats" Oil, what's going on?
"If anyone else is having issues with oil seepage, here's what i've learned about Mann 200 Spray release and cure inhibition.  Mann Ease Release 200 is not silicone based, even though the ingredients, and also portions of their website…"
Jun 10
bigbossross replied to bigbossross's discussion My Silicone Cast "Sweats" Oil, what's going on?
"Hey Simon, thanks for the reply.     I have found that the issue only airses when I have Gel-10 adjacent to any other silicone, even PlatSil Gel-0030. The oil always seeps through the gel-10 side. I haven't tried Gel-00 but i may…"
Jun 10
Simon Tytherleigh replied to bigbossross's discussion My Silicone Cast "Sweats" Oil, what's going on?
"I meant 'mixable' but the spellchecker beat me to it!"
Jun 5
Simon Tytherleigh replied to bigbossross's discussion My Silicone Cast "Sweats" Oil, what's going on?
"Hi Ross. Sorry to hear about the problems. I haven't tried Gel 10 with Ecoflex, but Nick seems to have had some success with it. I wonder if he applied a lot of coats of Gel 10 to build up a thickness and that might have prevented the…"
Jun 5
bigbossross replied to bigbossross's discussion My Silicone Cast "Sweats" Oil, what's going on?
"  The Gel-10 skin is mostly cured when filled with Ecoflex, but thats a good point and Ill try allowing it to cure for a full 20 minutes or so before filling. I ordered some PlatSil Gel0030 which I will use in place of Ecoflex, I know for a…"
Jun 1
Dennis Heinzeroth replied to bigbossross's discussion My Silicone Cast "Sweats" Oil, what's going on?
"Are both curing at the same time? Have you tried letting the Gel-10 skin cure first and then adding the Ecoflex afterwards? I'm not even sure if that's a feasible option for you.  Hopefully someone operating at a higher pay grade than…"
Jun 1
bigbossross replied to bigbossross's discussion My Silicone Cast "Sweats" Oil, what's going on?
"Ok, I did about 15 small test casts to try and isolate the oil sweating issue.    I found that the only time oil seeps from the casts is when I have a PlatSil Gel-10 skin painted on, and then filled with Ecoflex 30. I painted a skin of…"
Jun 1
Dennis Heinzeroth replied to bigbossross's discussion My Silicone Cast "Sweats" Oil, what's going on?
"Well, hopefully since you sealed the Ultracal with JPW first, the release should just be on top of that layer and will scrub off with a paper towel. Additional Naptha might let it soak into the mold. I'm curious to see what results you get,…"
May 29
bigbossross replied to bigbossross's discussion My Silicone Cast "Sweats" Oil, what's going on?
"Thanks for taking your time to help, I did not know PlatSil Gel was incompatible with silicone release agents. The ingredients list contains "a modified siloxane mixture" so this may be my issue. I am running some tests which should show…"
May 29
Dennis Heinzeroth replied to bigbossross's discussion My Silicone Cast "Sweats" Oil, what's going on?
"A couple of things it might be: The Polytek Technical Bulletin for PlatSil Gel-10 says: "Do not use silicone-based release agents (i.e., Pol-Ease 2300) on surfaces that contact liquid PlatSil rubbers since inhibition and/or adhesion may…"
May 29
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My Silicone Cast "Sweats" Oil, what's going on?

Hey everybody,  I have been practicing casting Platsil gel-10 and Ecoflex-30 and have run into an issue with the casts seeping oil. At first the cast appears great and seems to have cured fine, but after leaving it out of the mold for several hours it accumulates quite a bit of oil on the surface. I've wiped it off several times but it keeps seeping out. I tried a test cast using my mold and only platsil gel and the cast did not seep oil. This gives me some confidence that my mold is not…See More
May 29
Simon Tytherleigh replied to bigbossross's discussion Matting Glossy Silicone Paint-job with Powdered Sugar
"My experience using baby powder is that it does not work as well as the icing sugar, perhaps this is because it does not dissolve like sugar. I found that it did not cover the glossiness as well either, so put it down to the fact of it being…"
May 16
StopmoNick replied to bigbossross's discussion Matting Glossy Silicone Paint-job with Powdered Sugar
"I used Psycho Paint base at first, but now I just paint with  a small amount of Ecoflex or Platsil Gel-10 or whatever I used to cast the skin. Just checking on my matting powder... yes, it is the FuseFX.  I didn't get their Clear…"
May 16

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