Dragon Skin Help

Jonathan CogswellJonathan Cogswell Portland, ME
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! 

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  • Micah J.Micah J. ✭✭✭
    Accepted Answer
    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. 

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  • I am using Dragon Skin medium for my first silicone mold attempt...it has a 20 minute pot life and a 5 hour demold time...i myself am wondring with this how much time one would need BETWEEN layers...???

    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
  • Just so you know..in doing layers with the Dragon Skin MEDIUM formula...the wait time between layers is about 30 minutes...and a couple of squirts of ThiVex thickner will make it good and peanut buttery thick to stay vertical if needed
  • Chris EllerbyChris Ellerby Los Angeles Admin
    Here is the official product page for Dragon Skin.  Smooth-On is great about providing detailed documentation on all their materials.

    https://www.smooth-on.com/products/dragon-skin-10-medium/

    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.

    /Chris
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