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Old 11-18-2013, 05:30 PM
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Moldable plastic

Got my delivery of InstaMorph today. Interesting stuff. Comes in a jar of small plastic beads. Drop a bunch into 140 degree water and they soften and conglomerate. You can then shape and mold it. Half hour later it's a solid hard plastic piece. Can be sanded, drilled, painted. You can reuse it by dropping the piece into hot water again. I'm anticipating some use in home/auto repair.

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Moldable plastic . . . redundant?
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Moldable plastic . . . redundant?
True enough but most plastic isn't plastic.
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Reusable---YES -I need to see this stuff. what is the texture--grainy?
I wonder what waxing it would do, no matter perhaps-there is soluble release also.
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Old 11-18-2013, 06:15 PM
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140. Wonder what happens to it on a hot summer day. Inside a car's engine, passenger, or trunk spaces.
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Finished texture? If so, smooth.

Amazon.com: InstaMorph - Moldable Plastic - 12 oz: Arts, Crafts & Sewing
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Old 11-18-2013, 06:41 PM
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Maaan this stuff is a tecnological breakthru, it will save me a good bit of materials cost. The only downside I can see is its only good for maxed out patterns that need no work.
The two part stuff I buy makes stuff that can be sanded and added to with polyester glazing putty to mod-finish up.
This stuff ,you cant do that - but damn, reusable!!

Whats the working time when you pull the blob out of the water?
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Old 11-18-2013, 06:52 PM
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10 minutes or so I think. I didn't time it.
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Im ordering myself some tommorrow,
the gears are aldeady turning in my head about new possibilities , engine parts,custom shifter knobs, ornaments, Deco truck/car bling -casted in alu-minium,
facilitated with this time~cost saver.
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I would be interested in it more if it had a higher melting point than 140 degrees. I'm interested in molding replacement grips for some of my lesser used, lesser loved handguns. It would need to be able to withstand impacts, though...as I plan on torture testing the parts when done.
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Modeling epoxy may be just the thing for you. I've repaired all kinds of things with it and the stuff is as strong as stone when it hardens. Very workable and can make very smooth if you work with it over time as it sets. The material is completely set in 24 hours.
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Think Devcon.
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Modeling epoxy may be just the thing for you. I've repaired all kinds of things with it and the stuff is as strong as stone when it hardens. Very workable and can make very smooth if you work with it over time as it sets. The material is completely set in 24 hours.
You are missing the point entirely--this is for temp parts mostly that can be recycled and used over and over.
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Think Devcon.
Devcon is a urethane Rubber material -not a rigid one.
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OHBOYOHBOYOHBOYOHBOYOHBOYOHBOYOHBOYOHBOYOHBOYOHBOYOHBOY

I cant wait to get my hands on some otf this chit, i could have saved so much time if I had been aware of it before, make a model- and instead of a plaster or plastic mold --this stuff for the first run temp mold, it still wont do away with the two part stuff I use but half of it anyhow.
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