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Old 03-06-2007, 04:57 PM   #1
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resin casting kits

is there any kits that i can get so i can start casting resin parts and maybe do a few promos?
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Old 03-06-2007, 05:30 PM   #2
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Re: resin casting kits

there certainly is.
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Re: resin casting kits

Can't go wrong with Micro-Mark
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Re: resin casting kits

There are some, specifically Alumilite (Good stuff BTW), but they offer such a small amount of stuff they aren't really enough for a few small molds. I would just go ahead and get full amounts of the mold compound, resin, cups, stir sticks, etc.
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Re: resin casting kits

I would serious look into Polytech as they manufacture superior resin and for the same price as a Micromark or Alumibites kit, you get twice the amount of product and far better quality. Talk to a rep, tell him what you want to do and he will tell you what you need. These "kits" are a rip and bad quality, i learned the hard way.

More specifically, Polytech 1512 resin and Silicone Inc. P90 Mold compound is a winning combination used by the best resin casters in the states.
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Re: resin casting kits

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I would serious look into Polytech...
Did you mean Polytek? http://www.polytek.com/

Personally, I bought the Micro Mark starter set and was extremely disappointed in the resin. Mine never cured completely. I bought a different resin from a local store (dunno the brand) and it worked great in comparison. The mold rubber in the kit worked great though.
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Re: resin casting kits

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Did you mean Polytek? http://www.polytek.com/
Sorry, speedy two finger typing, lol
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Re: resin casting kits

I found that the CR600 resin from micro mark is quite good, but you need to follow the directions VERY CLOSELY. if you use just small ammounts at a time, you should use measuring eye droppers to measure it out, but if you are going to mix larger ammounts, then the cups work fine. the CR 600 makes a very close to plastic feeling product, has ever so slight amount of flexability, sands gread, mills fantastically, but don't try to cut it with a #11 blade, it is just a bit to brittle.
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