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Pour n Mold same as Zubber?
« on: September 09, 2011, 02:31:43 PM »
Hiya  :D
I was watching the kids ads today & realised Zubber is very much like Pour n Mold, on the ads they do the same thing, mixing the two blobs of rubber stuff together until its one colour then set it just as you do for Pour n Mold. has anyone tried Zubber for mold making?
Im tempted to give it a go as in the kids kits you get alot more than you do with the normal PnM it seems.
EDIT: ive had a look at the amounts, its about the same amount for the PnM & zubber (refill set) but zubber is cheaper   :)
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Re: Pour n Mold same as Zubber?
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2011, 05:20:24 PM »
I've not heard of Zubber - but pour and mould is just one of many RTV mould making compounds. There's lots on the market.

Sculpey - the people who make Premo polyclay - also have a mould making clay available. I keep meaning to get some in to have a play with it.

I've used RTV compounds for making moulds, but I found that actually the moulds I found the most useful and useable were the solid ones I made just from blobs of simple scrap clay.  ::)

The flexible compounds are useful if you want to mould things with undercuts though, although it can still be tricky to demould unbaked clay from a mould with undercuts anyway.

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Re: Pour n Mold same as Zubber?
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2011, 08:45:11 PM »
Hi emma.  My kids were given zubber bracelet sets last Xmas and now that you mention it, I think it would work really well for making a mold. I have some here now, so I'll give it a try over the weekend and post the results.  :) Mel

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Re: Pour n Mold same as Zubber?
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2011, 07:57:40 AM »
Mel I want a full report first thing monday or else  >:( <<< boss face

Emma i have used sculply mold maker , it works good.  a double thick sheet on the thickest setting on pasta mach. i used to make a deeply viened leaf texture plate it is flexable enough to wrap around a pop can or glass jar and it is not strechy at all so not really any distortion   And a 1/2 thick cube i pushed a metal button into and it is still flexable enough to get an open edge to pop out the molded piece.  I baked the leaf right with the clay weighted with a tile on top to keep flat.

button was baked in the mould also.  And i have actually baked in the button mould with Armour ALL ( silicone protectant spray) as a release

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Re: Pour n Mold same as Zubber?
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2011, 10:32:49 AM »
Thats really interesting to here Jan - must get some to try out. I love making moulds!

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Re: Pour n Mold same as Zubber?
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2011, 11:36:04 AM »
Mel that'd be great to know how you get on  ;D

Jem thats interesting, ive not made any molds at all but really interested in making some  :)
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Re: Pour n Mold same as Zubber?
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2011, 05:03:27 PM »
The Zubber stuff works great.   :)



It's not a great picture, sorry.  I made a mold of the button on the right.  If I get the chance to get my clay out this weekend, I'll try out the mold. 

It comes in all sorts of lovely colours too!  8)

I've only ever made molds out of polymer clay, so I don't really know anything about mold making.  I can tell you that it's fairly flexible, so it would be easy enough to get the clay out of it.  Don't ask me if you can bake it like silicone molds, because I haven't got a clue and I'm not game to try it.

And Jan, it's only Saturday, so aren't I a good little worker?!

 :) Mel

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Re: Pour n Mold same as Zubber?
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2011, 05:20:28 PM »
Ah yes Mel , and willing to work on weekends too!!!
I guess your a keeper  ;D.

Now all i have to do is find Zubber !!!

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Re: Pour n Mold same as Zubber?
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2011, 05:34:49 PM »
Awww thanks Jan.  :)

Hopefully the following link will help you find it in the U.S.

http://www.bliptoys.com/whereToBuy.html

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Re: Pour n Mold same as Zubber?
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2011, 08:04:39 AM »
ooh very good Mel i will certainly be buying some Zubber when ive a chance then Thanks for showing  ;D
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Re: Pour n Mold same as Zubber?
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2011, 10:29:47 AM »
You're welcome.   :) Mel

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Re: Pour n Mold same as Zubber?
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2011, 08:29:55 PM »
I finally got round to trying out the mold.  I already had the same mold made in polymer clay, so you can compare.  There doesn't really seem to be any nocitable difference.  I think the polymer clay mold might be the slightest, teeniest, tiniest bit crisper.  The Zubber mold was definately easier to separate from the clay, it instantly popped off.  The top photo is the Zubber mold and the bottom is the polymer clay one.





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Re: Pour n Mold same as Zubber?
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2011, 10:33:56 PM »
I'd say the zubber one stands out more, hmmm might have to get me some of this stuff!  :D

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Re: Pour n Mold same as Zubber?
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2011, 10:38:49 PM »
No Stores have heard of it here yet.  the Blip co. Sells SQuINKY'S here But not Zubber .  SQUINKY some how has to stand for CHoky hazardy

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Re: Pour n Mold same as Zubber?
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2011, 07:53:34 PM »
That's interesting, Mel  :) Thanks for trying it out!
I have just seen the materials list I need for the Polymer Clay Event at Alfreton in a month's time (eek!) and \i need some 2-part moulding stuff...I saw some in a shop the other day, the blue one, and I was rather shocked at how expensive it is for such a tiny amount :o
If the zubber is giving a reasonably detailed mould then maybe I should search for some of that, if it's a bit cheaper/more for your money.