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Looks interesting, where can you buy some?
Worth a try to see what it will do.

Reading the link, it says "When fully cooled it is very similar in appearance and physical properties to a broad range of polythenes"
Polythenes are quite flexible and not particularly strong, so it might not be ideal for strengthening bodies.
 

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Reading it states that heated up it becomes remould able, I don't know physically how ht 60degrees I but I would wonder f certain parts would not get that hot in running conditions around the motor. I will have to see how hot 60 degrees is
 

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You can get it cheaper off EBay than that, I just bought 100 grammes to experiment with for £3.40 including postage, it gets less per gramme the more you buy.
Search for Polymorph Mouldable Plastic
 

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try this on utube, really good basic instructions


totally agree with the boiling water thing , keep dipping it to keep it pliable, and put it in to small bits when youre done so you can remould the left overs.

all ive made are some plastic blocks for body mounting on a 1/24 plastic body kit.... will see how it goes.

I has a nylon feel .. so not sure how well it react to glueing with plastic glue or super glue.

to cool it ... chuck in the fridge for an hour or so.

when you cut it with a dremel or file it it is possible that it heats up so goes back to a more flexible state .... so hand saws are probably best for cutting

it has to be cool when you work on it.

looks like it may be good if you want to mould things (in a proper mould)

will update later.
 

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wont work with plastic kit glue .. too gresy a surface.
Works ok with Superglue.
perfect for my application managed to strengthen body no problem...
Any other experiences to share ?
 

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Can you paint it?
 

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oh my, i want some of this, a girl i know bought some realistic vampire fangs for a fancy dress etc which you mould to your teeth using this stuff, then trim it acording with a blade, it dries quite hard depending on the thickness of course, and its real beauty is, if you do a mistake, just reheat or soak it and voila, back to a mouldable consistency again. i did'nt know you could buy it off the shelf, this will be great for building bodywork with practice, as said earlier, its surface is very smooth so after filling rough, superglue all the way for me, thanks for posting it...
 

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QUOTE (montoya1 @ 29 Aug 2011, 10:13) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>It looks as if you can paint it?

Julian - how did you get on?

Pretty well, after a bit of experimentation I made a replica in Polymorph hard plastic of a Lexan Wizzard body, you need to make the Polymorph, roll it out to about 1mm thick (like rolling pastry) and then mould it with your fingers to the inside of the lexan body, it can be painted, but the body needs testing because if the Polymorph gets warm enough it will go flexible again.

I don't think you could make a resin mould from it because the resin gets hot as it sets.
But I do think it can be used to make a body, you just need a mould to work from.
 
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