How To Recreate an Antique Frame using Mold Max™ 29NV No Vacuum Required Silicone


Original model is an antique from that can no longer be purchased. Detail in the frame is very intricate. A mold is made using Mold Max 29NV silicone.

Mold Max® 29NV is a Shore 29A tin-catalyzed silicone rubber that offers low viscosity, fast cure and long library life. Mold Max® 29NV does not require vacuum degassing.

Mix ratio is 100A:10B by weight. Working time is 45 minutes and cure time is 6 hours at room temperature. Mold Max® 29NV will reproduce the finest detail and is suitable for a variety of industrial and art related applications including making molds for reproducing prototypes, furniture, sculpture and architectural elements.

Cure time can be reduced with Accel-T® cure accelerator. Mold Max® 29NV can be used to cast a variety of materials including concrete, wax, gypsum, low melt alloys/metals and urethane, epoxy or polyester resins. Important; you must weigh Part A & B components using a gram scale to be successful with Mold Max® 29NV.

Materials Used in this Tutorial

  • Mold Max™ 29NV
  • Wood Block
  • Foam Core
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Mixing Sticks and Cups
  • Cast Magic™ Powder
  • Smooth Cast™ 325
  • So-Strong™ Colorant