Condensation type Liquid Silicone Rubber & Catalyst
We now have a new catalyst - blend at 3%.
It has fabulous smooth viscosity, will eliminate most air bubbles with a slight agitation, prolongs the pot life, and has a 24 hr set time
1kg Container with small jar of catalyst
*IF POSTAGE IS A BIT HIGH on the 12kgs and 48kgs, just get message us to check as we can use couriers at a much lower rate than Aust Post to some locations
*Please note, due to the catalyst this product cannot be sent express post, please select the regular post option.
- If you would like it coloured like the images we can include a small package of mica in almost any colour which you can mix with your Catalyst before you blend with the silicone
- If you would like the colorant added in with your order please make sure you leave a note at checkout to state this and also which colour you would like
- If we do not receive this note at checkout from you we will send white silicone and clear catalyst
- 08 is slightly firmer, use this for moulds where you need a little more strength in the sides (less flexible, can be more difficult to unmould long or detailed masters)
- 05 is slightly more flexible, use this for moulds where you need a little more flexibility in the details (more flexible, can be less sturdy on larger moulds)
- 200ml is a blend of both silicones providing a good in between type to get started
We use this silicone regularly in our mould making
It is brand new, fresh, perfect quality
It will come in a container of silicone with a small bottle of catalyst and instructions are found below in this listing
Condensation type Silicone and Rubber
- Two-part silicone rubber: You will receive the liquid silicone plus a bottle of Catalyst - you need catalyst to cure it!
- No heat required - sets at room temperature
Can withstand high temperatures once completed
- Perfect precision - shows even tiny details
- Can be used for making many different moulds/molds including: Soaps, Candles, Concrete / Cement, Art pieces, Plaster, Resin, etc.
- Colour: Silicone - White / Catalyst = Clear (can be coloured with our Micas)
- Hardness: Shore A Hardness - Approx. 10
- Tensile strength - Approx. 4.0MPa- MPa
- Tear strength > 23kN/m - 24 kN/m
- Linear shrinkage 3% slow speed catalyst -
- PLEASE NOTE: Increasing the catalyst used may increase the shrinkage. This will only be noticeable in very large moulds
- Best working temperature: approximately 20 degrees, the hotter it is the quicker it will cure
- Always test a small amount firstly
- To avoid air bubbles, use less catalyst, the slower setting time will allow them to rise more easily
INSTRUCTIONS FOR YOUR REFERENCE:
Prepare your master (any medium except silicone)
Create a wall around the master, eg a cardboard wall or lego brick wall, attach the master to the base (so it won’t float in the silicone) you can use a hot glue gun. Make sure there’s no gaps.
Open the silicone rubber container and stir extremely well
if you find that there are any lumps in the base of the container blend until the lumps become smooth again if you cannot smooth out all the lumps just throw those small pieces away before use.
Make sure you have this blended well before you add the catalyst as once you add the catalyst you only have a very short work time
(To begin use only a small amount, say 100gms and begin at 2% catalyst.)
To colour, you can mix some mica with your catalyst (Make sure it is Renascent Bath & Body Mica as we not sure how others may react)
Mix the mica into the catalyst. Once it is stirred up and ready to use add the catalyst at 1-5% (the colour will assist you to see if the silicone and catalyst are mixed properly).
If 1% of silicone catalyst is added, silicone can flow for 30 minutes and mold can be released in 6 – 24 hours.
If 2% of silicone catalyst is added, silicone can flow for 20 minutes and mold can be released in 2 – 8 hours.
If 3% of silicone catalyst is added, silicone can flow for 5 – 20 minutes and mold can be released in 2 –4 hours.
If 4% of silicone catalyst is added, silicone can flow for 1 – 15 minutes and mold can be released in 1 – 3 hours.
Add up to 4% catalyst and mix well so it is fully blended, if you get pockets not blended it won't set, if this happens, leave it for 3 days, it may blend through, but best to mix well. If your silicone is getting older use 1-3% as older catalyst sets quickly.
Have your master ready to go with the surrounds made and then pour the silicone rubber in a thin stream - over the top of your master, allowing the silicone to flow up from underneath, thus filling any crevices or marks and preventing air bubbles.
Fill to completely cover the master
Take a skewer or metal fork and gently stir, poking down the side to ensure any trapped air bubbles are released and pop up to the surface where you can pop them with your skewer.
You have about a 5-10 minute work time before it goes sticky and 4-24 hours complete cure time - allow to set for 5 to 24 hours
Once fully set, peel off your surrounds and pop your master out of your completed silicone mould
Give it a wash with warm soapy water, you now have a mould ready to use many times
As we are professional mould makers and make hundreds of different moulds we are here to assist you if you have any questions or concerns.
It is fine for impression mats although don't pour silicone on silicone as they will firmly stick together. If over a plastic or lace cloth should be fine.
This information is copyright © Renascent Bath & Body / Lesley Mitchell
Individuals must test a small amount first to determine suitability for their purpose*Wear gloves and eye contact and do not allow the catalyst to come in contact with skin or eyes, if this occurs, flush immediately with water and if in contact with the eyes, seek medical attention.