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Clear Flex urethane rubbers are water white clear urethane liquid rubber compounds designed for applications that require absolute clarity and resistance to sunlight. Low viscosity ensures easy mixing and pouring.Clear FlexÂ® urethane rubbers cure at room temperature with negligible shrinkage.Cured castings are clear, flexible and UV resistant. Vibrant colors and color effects are achieved by adding pigments. Applications include making clear-cut molds, model reproductions, decorative cast pieces, special effects, prototype parts.
CAUTION: NOT FOR HOME USE. THIS PRODUCT IS FOR INDUSTRIAL USE ONLY. Proper ventilation, A NIOSH Approved Respirator and Protective Clothing are required to minimize the risk of inhalation and dermal sensitization. If breathing is affected or a dermal rash develops, immediately cease using this product and seek medical attention. Read MSDS before using.
1:1 by weight
16 hours demold time
675% elongation at break
250 cps viscosity
15 min. pot life
30 shore A
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PREPARATION -Â Store and use at room temperature (73Â°F / 23Â°C). These products have a limited shelf life and should be used as soon as possible.Â Liquid urethanes are moisture sensitive and will absorb atmospheric moisture.Â Environmental humidity should be as low as possible. Mixing tools should be made of metal or plastic.
Apply Sealing and Release Agents -Â Clear Flexâ„¢ is adhesive and will bond to many surfaces.Â If pouring Clear Flexâ„¢ into a porous mold (such as plaster), seal the surface with SuperSealÂ®. Follow sealer coat with Universal Mold ReleaseÂ®. If pouring Clear Flexâ„¢ into a urethane mold, apply Universal Mold ReleaseÂ® before casting. Use as directed. If unsure about surface compatibility, a small scale test casting should be made.
Selecting A Mold RubberÂ -Â Clear Flexâ„¢ 30 will cure in 16 hours at 73Â°F / 23Â°C. Surface may remain sticky or tacky for some time depending on which mold rubber is used to cast Clear Flexâ„¢ into. The tacky surface on newly demolded castings can be eliminated by post curing the casting out of the mold at 150Â°F / 60Â°C for 5 hours. Clear Flexâ„¢ 30 can be poured into a mold made using Mold MaxÂ® 10, 14NV, 20, 25, 30 or 40 or Mold StarÂ® silicone.Â Clear Flexâ„¢ 30 will not work in a Mold Max Â®10T, 15T or 20T silicone mold
If Using Mold MaxÂ® SiliconeÂ - to prevent cure inhibition, post cure newly made silicone mold for 4 hours at 150Â°F / 60Â°C and let cool prior to casting Clear Flexâ„¢.
The tacky surface on newly demolded castings can be eliminated by post curing the casting out of the mold at 150Â°F / 60Â°C for 5 hours.
IMPORTANT:Â Shelf life of product is reduced after opening. Remaining product should be used as soon as possible. Immediately replacing the lids on both containers after dispensing product will help prolong the shelf life of the unused product.Â XTEND-ITÂ® Dry Gas BlanketÂ (available from Smooth-On) will significantly prolong the shelf life of unused liquid urethane products
Pre Mix the Part B before using.Â After dispensing proper amounts of Parts A and B into mixing container, mix thoroughly for at least 3 minutes making sure that you scrape the sides and bottom of the mixing container several times.
If Mixing Large QuantitiesÂ - (16 lbs. / 7 kg. or more) at one time, use a mechanical mixer (i.e. turbine mixer or equal) for 3 minutes followed by careful hand mixing for one minute as directed above. Then, pour entire quantity into a new, clean mixing container and do it all over again. If coloring or filling Clear Flexâ„¢, add filler or pigment dispersion to Part B and mix thoroughly before adding Part A.
Important:Â Material is mass sensitive and will exotherm. Large amounts of material cast at one time will generate mild heat and will shrink in proportion to mass. The more material cast in a large concentration, the higher the shrinkage. Amount and nature of shrinkage will depend on casting thickness and mold configuration.
VACUUMING MATERIAL -Â If vacuum degassing prior to pouring, subject mixture to 29 inches of mercury in a suitable vacuum chamber for 2 -3 minutes or until mixture rises, breaks and falls. Allow for 3 to 4 times volume expansion in mixing container.
PouringÂ -Â If casting Clear Flexâ„¢ into a rubber mold, pour mixture in a single spot at the lowest point of the mold. If encapsulating an object, do not pour the mixture directly over the object. Let the mixture seek its level. A uniform flow will help minimize entrapped air.
For Best ResultsÂ -Â Best results are obtained using a pressure casting technique. After pouring the mixed compound, the entire casting assembly (mold, dam structure, etc.) is placed in a pressure chamber and subjected to 60 PSI (4.2 kg / cm2 ) air pressure for at least two hours. For most applications, room temperature curing (73Â°F / 23Â°C) for 24â€“48 hours is adequate. Castings will reach ultimate physical properties at room temperature in 5â€“7 days.