HYPER-FOLIC® Release Additive is a non-toxic, skin conditioning liquid that is mixed with Body Double® silicone mold rubber prior to applying rubber to the skin.
HYPER-FOLIC® will not only aid in releasing cured rubber from the skin but will also release cured rubber from hair-covered skin surfaces (closely cropped beards, moustaches, eye-brows, pubic hair, etc.)
Usage Example - 50 grams of Body Double® FAST SET part A and 50 grams of Body Double® FAST SET part B are weighed into separate containers using a gram scale. 20 grams of HYPER-FOLIC® is added to Body Double® part B and thoroughly mixed. Body Double® part A is combined with the Body Double® part B / HYPER-FOLIC® in a larger mixing container and is mixed thoroughly. This mixture is then applied to the skin surface directly.
Usage Option #1 - Mix HYPER-FOLIC® with Body Double® rubber components at a 100A + 100B + 40 Parts HYPERFOLIC® ratio by weight (20% HYPERFOLIC added to the silicone by weight) and apply.
Results – Body Double® mold rubber will completely penetrate facial or body hair and capture detail from underlying skin. Hair detail will mostly not be reflected in the finished mold or reproduced during casting. This technique is often used for prosthetic make-up applications.
Usage Option #2 - Apply Body Double® Release Cream liberally to the skin and facial or body hair. Mix HYPER-FOLIC® at a reduced amount with Body Double® rubber components at a 100A + 100B + 20 Parts HYPER-FOLIC® ratio by weight (10% HYPERFOLIC added to the silicone by weight) and apply.
Results – Body Double® mold rubber will partially penetrate hair and hair detail will be reflected in the finished mold or reproduced during casting.
How Does HYPER-FOLIC® additive affect Body Double rubber?
Casting Into The Finished Mold - You can cast a variety of materials into the finished mold without a release agent including wax, plaster, concrete, resins, etc. Using a release agent (such as Ease Release® 200) for production casting of resins will extend the production life of the mold.