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Liqua-cast Help

Discussion in 'Molding and Casting' started by Amateur Xavier, Jan 8, 2021.

  1. Amateur Xavier

    Amateur Xavier New Member

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    Hello there fellow taxidermists!

    I've been learning how to cast my own duck heads, and followed a tutorial on making my own molds (which turned out great as far as I know!). Since that went well, I went ahead and purchased Liqua-Cast from my supplier (BM Sports in Quebec) and am ready to actually cast my own heads, but the Liqua-Cast stuff I bought has no instructions on the bottles!

    Looking it up online, it says to vacuum and use a scale to weigh, but I don't have a vacuum or a scale... Do I need to vacuum it for it to work? Can I mix by volume instead of weight? Getting a scale isn't difficult, getting a vacuum I would assume more so. I was under the impression I just mix and pour....

    If it makes any difference, the brand that needs vacuuming is "Castaldo", while my bottles say "Faunart" and "WASCO".

    Any help is greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

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    I use GI1100 when casting my duck heads
    You do not need to degas as long as you don’t use a pressure pot
    Or you cast will come out looking like a porkypine
    Just don’t mix it hot
    Use regular accelerator
     
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  3. Amateur Xavier

    Amateur Xavier New Member

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    I won't be using a pressure pot, so I guess I don't have to degas!
    I'm assuming mix it hot means mixing it while the material is hot?
    Also, what is a regular accelerator?
    Sorry if my questions are stupid, I'm a completely new learner and not sure of some of these things
     
  4. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

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    Mixing hot I mean by using a fast excelerator for the silicon kicks in about 15 min pending on humidity and temp
    When you mix GI100 it’s mixed 10:1
    By wt
     
  5. Kerby Ross

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