1⁄35Pouring Resin: Easy and Inexpensive
Drying time depends on a number of factors; amount of catalyst, size of mold, and even weather conditions. Typically twenty four hours is the minimum curing time. To test the piece before removal, gently touch the exposed resin. Test it for how sticky it may be. If it is very sticky wait longer, if it is only tacky you may remove it. Removal is done by gently prying back the latex mold from the piece. At the same time you are prying the edge gently push on the bottom.
You can use a dental pick to help pry the edge of the latex mold from the piece. Be careful of any molded detail. If you give the cast piece time to dry outside the mold the stickiness will go away.
You can drill and sand this resin.
If you notice air bubbles you can use a piece of hobby wire and insert it into the resin and gently pop the bubble. Do this early before the resin sets.
Another method of removing air bubbles is to gently tap you mold. The larger the mold the more effective this method is.When the cast piece is removed it may be a bit sticky, be careful not to squeeze to hard or you’ll add your finger print to the cast detail.