Products used in this How To:
Casting w/ Alumilite Dyes
Alumilite's Dyes to color your casting resin. We carry seven
basic colors (black, brown, green, yellow, red, blue, orange)
and three flesh tone colors (african american, native american,
and caucasian). Add the dyes to the 'A' side by weight up to
5%. The more you use the darker the color will be.
first step is to gather the materials that are needed. A popsicle
stick, cups, dye, and your mold.
get equal amounts of both sides of Alumilite's Regular casting
resin (enough to cast your part). Take the popsicle stick and dunk
it into the bottle of dye. Hold it over the 'A' side of the resin
and allow one drop of dye (depending on the amount of resin you
are using) to fall into the 'A' side. Stir the dye into the 'A'
side thoroughly until uniform color is reached.
both sides of the resin into a cup. Stir until a uniform color
is reached (about 25 seconds).
pour resin into your mold. Tipping the mold a little while you
pour will help fill in any undercuts and reduce the chance of air
bubbles. Alumilite Regular has a 90 second open time and a demold
time of approximately 5 minutes.
the 90 second work time is up the resin will harden and change
color. Allow the resin to set for about 5 minutes. Allow the material
to completely harden before demolding (depending on the temperature
of your mold and the amount of resin you pour, this will take from
3-10 minutes). The thinner the casting, the longer it will take
to cure. Preheating your mold slightly in a microwave or conventional
oven will assist thin parts and sections to cure more evenly.
the Alumilite Regular has set up, demold your cast piece. Your
dyed cast replica will have the exact detail of your original.
This entire process took less than 7 minutes.
we show you a chart of Alumilite's Regular, Black, and White Resins
along with 6 of the basic coloring dyes.
we show you a chart of 3 different flesh tone dyes. Use the flesh
tones according to your preference of shade and flesh tones are
typically used in Alumilite White.