Well after the failure of my home-made mould. I popped over to Barnes in Richmond (it’s near work) and picked up some Pinkysil, Epoxyglass and Bright orange translucent pigment. This made for a much easier (and way less sticky) moulding process.
I made another box out of foamcore and placed the grips into it, ready for the silicone.
Mixed up a batch of Pinkysil, and in a long thin stream poured it in.
I didn’t know at the time, but I made two mistakes.
- The grips weren’t seated properly, which allowed some of the silicone to leak under.
Not much but a little.
- Probably should have made sure the mould was on a level surface.
Next, I mixed up the Epoxyglass.
I need to take a minute here and thank the wonderful staff at Barnes in Richmond. They were super friendly and informative and didn’t treat me like an idiot when I asked silly questions, like the n00b I am.
And boy did it work!
Not a bubble to be seen!
Please ignore the spillage it was my first time using this stuff.
The final result is pretty good but not great. I have heaps of clean up to do.
I’ll need to flatten the backs and then re-polish them, but all in all, I’m happy with my first attempt at moulding and casting.