Making a Simple Rock Mold with Silicone Caulk
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« Reply #75 on: August 26, 2007, 02:03:58 AM »

Thank you SO much for this wonderful post. It was so nice of you to take the time and share your technique. I have heard about this method, but to see it  step-by-step is very helpful!
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« Reply #76 on: September 01, 2007, 02:44:36 AM »

nice
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« Reply #77 on: September 08, 2007, 10:52:54 AM »

I just used this method on a native brook trout....with a tiny head.....worked like a charm...thanks for posting such great info!!!!!!
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« Reply #78 on: September 09, 2007, 02:14:37 AM »

WOW dbess I would like to see how it turned out. Any pictures?
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« Reply #79 on: September 17, 2007, 08:55:41 PM »

Josh,
I had to post something to be able to go back for reference. Ypu have done such a great job on this.
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« Reply #80 on: September 19, 2007, 05:59:01 AM »

Can you mold and replicate a fish this way?   I have heard of people using bondo but not sure how that works.

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« Reply #81 on: September 19, 2007, 06:24:19 PM »

I can't wait to try this.
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« Reply #82 on: September 20, 2007, 12:48:48 AM »

I would still use the bondo method on fish.
the results are great.
however I have used this caulk method to mold the interior of the mouth on fish.
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« Reply #83 on: September 20, 2007, 03:52:34 AM »

silicon for me

i only used it as a 'back up 'to expensive  rtv that we have
. yes it sticks to each other  since  its the  same family of silicon.
so it save you a lot on rtv.

to pick up very detail stuff use rtv ,jsut the surface.
then followed by   silicon is use as  the 'back up.'-thickening process.

i only air dried the silicon.- took me idle time,
joshua you have given me tips how to quicken the process- thank you

i sometime also use  burlap to apply to silicon if a stronge  mold is needed.
many types of rubber  are formulated  to specifially   pick up details.
thats why they are expensive rubber..
while some rubber are cheapy like the silicon,
 but   at least they are fleixble to begin with unike rtv that is expensvie..
 and for me it only  serve as   a back up.- im talking about mold
that is for long time use  . not only one time.

i even heard, silicon sticks to cheap latex-and vice versa

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as to thining bondo,

i use  styrene
works  fine

this is pete- saying hello to  joshua and to all.  !!!! :)

HAPPY CASTING !
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« Reply #84 on: September 24, 2007, 07:15:27 PM »

This is great stuff, thank you very much for sharing!!
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« Reply #85 on: September 26, 2007, 10:26:52 PM »

Awesome tip!! Thanks
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« Reply #86 on: September 29, 2007, 09:31:11 PM »

great tip but you never said wich rock was the real deal in the pic. lol
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« Reply #87 on: September 30, 2007, 04:05:39 PM »

nope I didnt  ;)
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« Reply #88 on: October 03, 2007, 09:48:52 PM »

you are a great teacher  thanks for sharing your knowlege alot of people can use this including myself. thanks again
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« Reply #89 on: October 10, 2007, 07:03:32 PM »

Nice post. I've been using latex and it takes too long to wait between coats. I am going to mold some fossil stones I have with the silicone.
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