Hi everyone! Not exactly sure where to post up this question, this seems like the most logical place. I've been working on a replacement grill for the Hasbro 1/6th scale Jeeps for a while. I'v been designing, then 3D printing, parts for the project. Once I get a printed part to fit correctly I will make molds off of the part then make copies using a white casting resin. So far, all of the parts turns out really good.
I'm hitting a brick wall with casting the headlight lenses. The Printed parts fit nicely and the molds came out really good, it's just that every time I mix up a batch of the clear casting acrylic, the lenses never come out right. They are always cloudy of filled with tiny air bubbles which usually indicates that the resin was too cool. I always heat up the resins and the mold, before mixing and pouring but the end results are always the same.
I'm reaching out to see if anyone else has any knowledge about using 2 piece molds along with clear casting resins that could offer some pointers to me, or a better product for doing what I'm doing.
I've been using the Easy Cast clear epoxy designed for thin casts.
Last edited by BigSki : 05-26-2014 at 12:58 PM.