Dragon Skin Help
Hello, I’m trying to make a tongue and nose to put on a prop I’m building. I was directed to Dragon Skin silicone (which seems awesome) Anyway which of the dragon skin products would you recommend? There are a few different varieties.
Thank you in advance. Keep making cool stuff!
Micah J. ✭✭✭Dragon Skin FX Pro is a decently fast (45 min cure) low durometer (Shore A 2) that I like to use. Eco-Flex 00-35 Fast is also great but, sometimes a 5 minute cure is a bit too fast.3
I opted to go with a slower setting silicone as to not rush myself and get comfortable in the application process...once i become more experienced and proficient in the process i will likely got to a faster setting Dragonskin
Technical sheet: https://www.smooth-on.com/tb/files/DRAGON_SKIN_SERIES_TB.pdf
While they do not have specific layer times listed for Dragon Skin Medium, they do mention times for Rebound 25: https://www.smooth-on.com/products/rebound-25/
"Let the first coat dry for 60 minutes at room temperature until it becomes “tacky” before adding the next coat. “Tacky” is defined as sticky to the touch, but does not come off onto your gloved finger. Once “tacky”, you are ready to apply the next layer. Tack-time can be reduced with mild heat (hair dryer or heat gun). Repeat until the necessary mold thickness is achieved."
Since they are both platinum cure silicones with roughly the same pot life and cure time you could use the data for Rebound 25 as a starting point.