Why is Alja Safe alginate better than Body Double for life casting?
1. Alja Safe® alginate costs much less than Body Double® silicone rubber.
2. Alginate does not stick to anything. You don’t need a release cream for most applications. You can make a mold of the hair on your head with alginate by using hair conditioner as a release agent. You can’t make a mold of the hair on your head with Body Double®. The best you can do is make a mold using a plastic bald cap.
This FAQ article is offered as a guideline and offers possible solutions to problems encountered during mold making and casting. No warranty is implied and it is up to the end user to determine suitability for any specific application. Always refer to the provided Technical Bulletins (TB) & Safety Data Sheets (SDS) before using any material. A small scale test is suggested to determine suitability of any recommendation before trying on a larger scale for any application.
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