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Alumilite Shrinkage?
« on: November 06, 2013, 10:33:45 PM »
I have been playing with some alumilite black and having decent results but my question is does the alumilite clear shrink bad? Curious input appreciated..

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Re: Alumilite Shrinkage?
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2013, 11:08:07 PM »
There is some percentage rate that it is known to shrink.

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Re: Alumilite Shrinkage?
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2013, 11:28:39 PM »
No doubt on that Vince the black I know shrinks just looking for someone that has some experience with clear to chime in..

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Re: Alumilite Shrinkage?
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2013, 12:58:18 AM »
Oh, sorry....got what you are saying now.  I read too quickly.

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Re: Alumilite Shrinkage?
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2013, 05:46:06 PM »
They have the shrinkage data on their website.

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Re: Alumilite Shrinkage?
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2013, 08:28:51 PM »
Yeah i have seen the data. I have read that the clear doesnt shrink just curious to see what some others have experienced with it ,guess theres one way to find out just gonna buy the small pack of clear and see.lol. They state the clear is .005 wich is pretty tight...

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Re: Alumilite Shrinkage?
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2013, 08:35:57 PM »
Are you pouring blanks or pouring in a mold? Clear is the way to go and I just found out that the B side will gel up but supposedly can run in under hot water to thin

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Re: Alumilite Shrinkage?
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2013, 09:36:05 PM »
Brian I am pouring in a mold... I will say one thing about the black that stuff is fun to turn I have never seen a peice cut like that black will on the lathe I made a owl hooter out of it. But yes i am wanting to pour in a mold..

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Re: Alumilite Shrinkage?
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2013, 10:19:28 PM »
You also want to consider the Shore Hardness value of the resin you use.

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