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« Reply #120 on: December 04, 2007, 10:58:21 AM »

Before using silicone, spray surface with Synlube.  Don't mix in a plastic or styrofoam meltable cup.
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« Reply #121 on: December 04, 2007, 06:06:22 PM »

wow what a grea article!!!!
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« Reply #122 on: December 24, 2007, 11:11:37 AM »

bagumbas and Savannah, I received my "rocks" today. The are very nice. Thank you ;) and Merry Christmas.
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« Reply #123 on: December 24, 2007, 11:35:10 AM »

Great post.Thanks so much
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« Reply #124 on: December 24, 2007, 04:55:42 PM »

so why do you not use a clear plastic cup to mix the silicone?  In his reply #6, it appears that a plastic cup was used...please educate me further...thanks
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« Reply #125 on: December 24, 2007, 11:06:54 PM »

Bagumbas and Savannah, I too recieved my rocks today totally awsome, even more real looking in person that photos could ever show.  My wife LOVED THEM!!!
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« Reply #126 on: January 02, 2008, 08:04:16 AM »

Josh, I know it's been said many times now, but I couldn't resist adding my 2 cents as well: Thanks for taking the time to share your expertise on molding and casting. Sharing this kind of trade knowledge is what makes this site so special for all of us who work or dabble in taxidermy or nature art.  Can't wait to see your rock painting techniques. Thanks again.

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« Reply #127 on: January 03, 2008, 11:27:11 AM »

Sorry, don't mix your polyester fiberglass resin in plastic or the cup could melt before you pour it out.
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« Reply #128 on: January 03, 2008, 12:03:56 PM »

Thanks for the tidbit.
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« Reply #129 on: January 04, 2008, 05:33:29 AM »

Ive made my first cast, and it turned out above expectations! what an excellent way to make lightweight stones!! thanx alot for the tutorial!
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« Reply #130 on: January 04, 2008, 08:59:34 PM »

I thin Bondo with lacquer thinner or acetone, and sometimes Layup resin ( for deer ears). Nice post, really informative....will be trying it out. Thanks...JL
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« Reply #131 on: January 05, 2008, 11:02:07 AM »

JL, that would be great to thin the bondo with, it saves up money. Resin is quite expensive. Does the thinner affectthe drying proces, and can you still use the ordinary hardener?
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« Reply #132 on: January 06, 2008, 01:48:43 PM »

what about moulding pine tree bark. ever tried ?   dale
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« Reply #133 on: January 17, 2008, 01:06:49 PM »

Thanks Josh, Excellent tutorial. Now I cant wait for the painting tutorial.
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« Reply #134 on: January 18, 2008, 04:03:37 AM »

me too, cant wait for the painting tutorial. Ive got loads of stones awaiting!
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