Pros and Cons of Latex

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    Pros and Cons of Latex

    Hi there, I'm doing a clay sculpt, and ultimately want to fibreglass it. I've come across some molding latex, and wanted to ask the forums advice on how suitable it is.

    Many thanks

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    Re: Pros and Cons of Latex

    Yep, ive made countless molds off my pieces using liquid latex. Just make sure when u paint it on you let each layer dry completely before doing the next layer. Also when you are about 3 or 4 layers deep, i would lay down strips of "cheese cloth", it helps give the latex strength and will protect it from tearing when you remove it from your piece.

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    Re: Pros and Cons of Latex

    Excellent, thanks for the advice . Also, am I right in thinking vaseline would be a good release agent to get fibreglass out of the mold?

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    Re: Pros and Cons of Latex

    yes that should work, i use a soap/oil called "Murphys oil" its served me well so far.

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