Saturday, February 25, 2012
Liquid Green Stuff Failure: Learn From My Foolishness!
Old School here with a public service announcement: If you ever wondered if Liquid Green Stuff would work in a press mold, it doesn't. The horrible failure you see above is all me!
I made a press mold for my scarabs using regular green stuff, then wondered said "I bet that Liquid Green Stuff would work awesome for these scarabs" (if you just read that aloud in a stupid voice, you nailed it, it was THAT dumb). So, I poured the liquid green stuff in the molds and got really exited to have finally found a purpose for the stuff ... then this morning, I woke up like a kid on Christmas and ran to the mold and much like the Christmas mornings of my childhood, instead of finding a talking Red Rider BB Gun, all I got was a set of Bunny Pajamas ... metaphorically speaking.
The stuff was still mostly goopy, crumbled where it wasn't and was unusable for what I wanted. The good news is that I cleaned the mold and will now be banging out the scarabs in green stuff and miliput, my trusted allies in the epoxy putty world!
As a last note, I just want to say the Liquid Green Stuff is something I cannot find a serious use for, it doesn't fill gaps well, it usually shrinks, it takes forever to dry and anything I can do with it, I can do better with regular Green Stuff and then some. That's just my extra two cents on that topic. Anyway, now that you know, you can avoid the mistake and be that much better for it! Comments, as always, are welcome!