Oops, I Boo-Boo'd: Help In Repairing An Oomoo Mold?

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Lflank

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Oops. I was casting some dread beads earlier today, using Smooth-Cast in an Oomoo mold. When one of the beads didn't want to come out, I twisted it a bit to get it off the central rubber "post" in the mold (the hollow part of the bead). Well, I got a little too enthusiastic and ripped the central piece of the mold out. It's a nice clean break, so my immediate thought was to try to super-glue it back in. Alas, the super-glue won't stick to the Oomoo mold.

Anyone have any advice about how I can fix the mold? Or do I just need to remake another mold (I don't have any more Oomoo at the moment, or I'd have tried mixing up a teeny bit of Oomoo and using it as glue.).

Damn, and I only need another dozen or so beads to finish the set . . . . .
 

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kithany

New Member
you can fix it with rtv silicone from home depot just use it like glue and let it dry for 24hrs iv had to fix one like that
 

hez1

New Member
Alternatively, Smooth on sell something called sil-poxy which is basically a silicone glue. I've used it many times when a mould has torn. It's good stuff.
 

Effects Guy

New Member
Be careful, as a lot of the hardware store silicones do not make a strong bond. The best acetoxy silicone is made by Shinetsu, KE-45T, and is half the cost of SmoothOn's Silpoxy, and works just as well. Most effects suppliers carry it. Super glue will not work, because only silicone sticks to silicone.
 

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