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Latex in a Fiberglass Mold


I am pouring latex in a mold for a cowl. I am assuming I should hang it right side up so the excess runs out and doesn't pool at the top of the cowl or down in the ear tips? Does this sound correct to anybody? Thanks for any help :pray

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Re: latex in a cowl mold question


If I am correct (let me know if I am not someone, please) Most people pour in the latex, wait about an hour for it to settle and set up a little and then pour out the excess.

If the mould is plaster it will suck the moisture out of the latex right away. This is known as a "slush mold" process.

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Re: latex in a cowl mold question


Thanks for the info. however I should have mentioned my mold is urethane with a fiberglass shell. I will try your way though. It makes sense to give it time to set up a little. Thanks bro!
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Re: latex in a cowl mold question


Wait! Fiberglass does not absorb moisture....

It won't work the same.

Contact the Bob's or someone with more experience than me on this. Plaster is one thing but with fiberglass it is different.

I know that Paul's muscle suit mould is fiberglass and it sets up way different than a cowl mould in plaster.
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Re: latex in a cowl mold question


You'll have many flaws if you pour the latex into a urethane mold let it sit, then pour it out. You are going to have to brush it in 1 layer at a time for at least 5-6 layers, then you can try pouring it. I would personally brush 1 layer at a time until it is thick enough because you will not get a cleaner latex cowl then this method.

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