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Figure 57

 

A heat gun is used to speed the drying of the face coat. As a precaution, a second brushed-on coat is best made on top of the first one and then allowed to dry.

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Figure 58

 

The mold is carefully reassembled. The keys make it a simple process to align both halves correctly.

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Figure 59

 

Mold straps are used to keep the mold tightly closed for slush casting.


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Figure 60

 

Where the two halves meet, there will usually be a gap to fill. This is accomplished by brushing in mold liquid latex.

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Figure 61

 

 

Cover the gap with two coats of latex allowing each coat to dry before applying the second. You can tape a paint stir stick to the handle of a paint brush to give you extra reach inside if needed. Give the ears and nose another good coat at this time.

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Figure 62

 

Use a hair dryer or heat gun to make certain all brush coats are dry before the next step.

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Figure 63

 

Fill the mold hallway with the liquid latex. Slosh it around to make certain it gets into all the nooks and crannies – especially the ears and nose areas


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