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    Hi guys,
    Im looking for some clear plastic liquid which I can throw into a mold. I need something that doesnt need to be baked to cure. It also needs to withstand high temps. Something I can leave outside in the sun and not worry about it melting or changing shape. Any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tred
    Hi guys,
    Im looking for some clear plastic liquid which I can throw into a mold. I need something that doesnt need to be baked to cure. It also needs to withstand high temps. Something I can leave outside in the sun and not worry about it melting or changing shape. Any ideas?
    For small applications, I'd use some finger nail hardener.

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    its 1-2 cm thick, 1-2inch wide, 14 inch long ...thanks for the suggestion

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    rubber cement it too malleable. it has to dry hard and something that wont catch fire as easy. Fiberglass resin would work, but its not clear

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    www.smoothon.com everything you'd want

    http://www.smoothon.com/liqplas.htm the liquid plastics page.... the smoothcast line is great, some cure in 10 minutes others up to 24 hours... amber is very close to clear (I think it's more clear then amber, but thats what they call it)

    Just thought I'd add, you kinda need to know what your doing with this stuff, ya can't just throw it in any old mold... probably need to also get some silicone for molding, their oomo line is good, and you need mold release.... Good luck

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    thank you very much Lopan... have you had any experience with this stuff?

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    yeah, made about 1000 new buttons for my Empeg a few years back... Translucent so they'd refract light... turned out pretty cool...

    should also note, that out of that 1000, 40 turned out good enough to use Small parts are a real PITA....

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    can you post a pic of these buttons.... they have quite a few different types of liquids available. Do you remember which one you used?

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    well thats dependant on what you use to mold... if oomo (silicone), the smoothcast is easiest... choose one with a 1:1 ratio by volume, then it's easy to mix.... the rest of the options is up to you, how fast do you want it to cure and what color?

    Personally I always used smoothcast 325, cures in 10 min and is clear...

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