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Alumilite Casting Kits
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Illinois, United States
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Posted: Friday, June 05, 2009 - 06:22 AM UTC
I saw these two sets at Hobby Lobby yesterday. Are these things any good? I have never casted my own parts before but this seems like an okay beginner set. Does anyone have experience or opinions? (There was a Russian tank on the side packaging)

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Posted: Friday, June 05, 2009 - 06:47 AM UTC
the resin pot life is kinda short at 3 mins it's good for simple parts. the rubber wasn't as flexible as others out there.

I've switched to Smooth On products. They have "trial" sizes as well.
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Posted: Sunday, June 07, 2009 - 01:31 AM UTC
I have used it a lot, The kit is good for beginners to get the hang of it. Not much material to work with. Makes tiny parts at best. For molding I use the pink molding material. Hi strength molding for undercuts. I keep the resin in the frig till use, it gives a little more working time. Maybe two minutes more. You have to mix it well, which takes time.
I am also in the market for larger quanitys and longer pot time. Just don't want to be buying gallons or drums. Hope this helps.