Christopher Sibilia

Quick Casts in Under Two Hours


Casting Bondo® (autobody filler) in molds made from plasticine proves a quick and inexpensive method of reproducing small, low-relief objects. It is a faster alternative to the more common approach of casting liquid latex in plaster molds. The Bondo® technique was developed in the process of reproducing the finials of an existing brass headboard. It was impractical to make latex casts because of the time commitment involved.

Latex casting requires a great deal of linear time because the initial plaster mold must dry completely before it is used, and each latex cast poured can take a full day or more to dry. Thus, making a plaster mold and a latex cast of a deep object can take three to ...

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