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    Jul 10, 2006, 8:01 PM - What's the difference? #1

    Stupid question, I know. But is there a difference between molding silicone and the 50 year Dap silicone in a tube at the hardware store?
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    Jul 11, 2006, 1:48 AM - Re: What's the difference? #2

    yes. See http://www.smoothon.com/ for molding rubbers.
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    Jul 11, 2006, 2:37 AM - Re: What's the difference? #3

    I've been a Moldmaker and FX Artist for 18 + Years and I can tell you that Smooth-On is one of he most Expensive suppliers out there!

    Try this place...

    Circle K Products
    (R.T.V. Silicone Rubber)
    P.O. Box 909
    Temecula, CA 92593
    Phone: (951) 695-1955
    Fax: (951) 695-0605

    Email: sbkcirclek1@verizon.net

    It's not a stupid question, Silicone from a Hardware store is basically an adhesive, not a molding Silicone Rubber & it's much less flexible than Moldmaking Silicones available out there (Like R.T.V. Silicone).

    Although I do know some artists who do mix 100% Pure Silicone from Hardware stores with Mineral Spirits to thin it down, and they use it in layers to make Silicone Dummies and for skins on prop Dummies or Puppets.

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