Does tube silicone stick to mold silicone?

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by SPS, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. SPS

    SPS Active Member

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    Hi guys. Just wondering if any of you helpful dudes might know if silicone from a tube, the plumbing stuff, would stick to molding silicone? I'm hoping to use it to build up some areas of a mold I'm working on.
    Any advice on pros/cons would be much appreciated.
    Cheers - Chris
     
  2. fettster

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    Sure does, I do it all the time to fill in undercuts. If tour moulding silicone is tin based, you can go over it with more moulding silicone. If your using a platinum based moulding silicone, make sure you use your plumbing silicone last and after the moulding silicone has completly cured otherwise the platinum will inhibit.
     
  3. SPS

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    Thanks a heap fettster! The news I've been hoping to hear all day. Just got home from work and I was really hoping to make some more progress tonight. Off to the store I go...
     
  4. SPS

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    Thanks again fettster. Just used it and it worked a treat. It's a fairly lumpy model, so I was able to create dams and such where I needed to. Should be a great way to save a couple of bucks too, using the tin silicone only where I have to. Thanks again.
    Cheers - Chris
     
  5. fettster

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    Your welcome mate. Glad it helped
     
  6. JPolacchi

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    Hmmm,I was always told that it wouldn't.But I suppose that depends what kind of silicone it is?Platinum or tin based?
     
  7. swhite228

    swhite228 Well-Known Member

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    It also sticks to an insane level on those roll up keyboards, and silicone covered phone hand sets, as does Silly Putty!:rolleyes


    Just ask my ex boss!
     

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