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  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Remember This!
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, July 10, 2022 3:04 PM


        Remember, One day a week or so ago I remarked about using W.D.40 and a Model car windshield for a mold and poured resin over this windshield and after that popping this optically clear, windshield off of it after I had used W.D.40 as a release agent?Tried something similar today! This time with some Machinery parts(Winches and deck gear parts.

        Well, safe to say it worked agin! Am I lucky or what? The Resin? The Two Part stuff that comes in kind an applicator syringe from JB Company! Can't get more generic than that. Oh, the idea of using clear resin was just because I believe in Waste Not-Want Not!! I already had the resin from another job, Why not finish the container up before it goes bad in my Hundred and four degree garage here in Texas!? So now I have a collection of winch parts and baseplates and control boxes made of clear resin. Easy Peasy!!

       The Molds? Easy, I used Clay for making pottery and just separated the halves with wax paper where needed, when dry they worked perfect. They had air dried and after about ten pieces they broke, but so what? I got my parts!

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, July 25, 2022 10:04 AM

TB, this is a great example where pictures say a thousand words. I like what you are saying here but I want to see if it fits my wheelhouse.  

This sounds really cool!

Pictures my good man... PICTURES! And no need to explain your picture problems. I have read them. Wink

Respectfully, from an interested student.


  • Member since
    March 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Monday, July 25, 2022 10:30 AM

   How do you clear the residue leftvfrom the WD-40? Being a light lubricant some residual slikery has to be left over. Never thought of using it as a solvent.

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