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What are the main different types of silicone?

Started this discussion. Last reply by manga_monkey_13 Dec 10, 2012. 6 Replies

And what kind should I get for Corpse bride style puppets?Continue

 

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manga_monkey_13 replied to manga_monkey_13's discussion What are the main different types of silicone?
"Thank you all very much for your help!! I think I will go with Clear Catalyst GI-1000. Thank you again!"
Dec 10, 2012
Dave Hettmer replied to manga_monkey_13's discussion What are the main different types of silicone?
"GI-245 is clear tin based silicone from Silicones Inc.  I've used it before.  It's about Shore A 10. One of John Ikuma's Stop Motion Magazine issues had an article where Georgina Hayns from Laika said that they used GI-1000…"
Dec 10, 2012
Strider replied to manga_monkey_13's discussion What are the main different types of silicone?
"Yeah, as I recall when I was researching silicone I learned that condensation cure not only is not inhibited by moisture, but actually requires moisture in order to cure - thus the name. Don't remember why addition cure is called addition…"
Dec 9, 2012
StopmoNick replied to manga_monkey_13's discussion What are the main different types of silicone?
"There are the one-part sealant silicones in a tube, which rely on some component evaporating into the air.  I don't think they would work in a closed mould, but they do work for paint like Will said, and I did manage to cast some scutes -…"
Dec 9, 2012
manga_monkey_13 replied to manga_monkey_13's discussion What are the main different types of silicone?
"Thank you! That was extremely helpful and very informative!! "
Dec 7, 2012
will mundell replied to manga_monkey_13's discussion What are the main different types of silicone?
"There is addition cure silicone which is usually more pricey, and generally mixed in equal parts A+B. This gives a very realistic skin like feel and appearance with a semi translucence (stuff like Dragon Skin). I use quite a lot of RTV silicone…"
Dec 7, 2012
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