|Side View of reworked mold with old mold cured to it.|
This is something I have been wanting to try, but without a method to grind up the silicone I wasn't sure how.
|Reworked mold with old mold cured to it.|
Then I became concerned chunks of silicone would trap air against the piece being molded. So I had been toying with the idea of using only a thin layer of fresh silicone followed by a thicker layer of recycled and reworked silicone. With no effective grinder, there was no way to try...
I JUST LOVE LEGO. Lego provides a standard. It gives one a way to remake the mold frame to exactly the same dimensions EVERY time.
|Picture of reworked mold|
|This is NOW, the top of the mold. Not the casting cavity.|
It worked. I have beefed up the mold using one of my old worn out molds. This is a VERY cool discovery for me. Very Cool.