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Offline BoringMing

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How to make multiple layers of resin casting?
« on: Mon, 09 March 2020, 02:24:52 »
Hi guys! Recently I want to make myself some keycaps. But during my design process, I wonder how can I make keycaps with more than one shot? As I would like to colour my keycaps during the resin is uncured. How can I fill up different parts with different colours with double-shot technique or anything else? ;D
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Offline BoringMing

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Re: How to make multiple layers of resin casting?
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 09 March 2020, 02:39:59 »
P.S. This is the effect that i want to make. This is a keycap from alphakeycap. They are incredible. :thumb:237391-0

Offline fpazos

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Re: How to make multiple layers of resin casting?
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 09 March 2020, 16:00:10 »
I have no idea of resin casting at all but I think this is made filling the surface of the mold with one color. Waiting it to harden. Filling another part and finally completely filling the mold. I'm quite sure you'll find lot of info on youtube

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Re: How to make multiple layers of resin casting?
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 10 March 2020, 00:39:44 »
I have no idea of resin casting at all but I think this is made filling the surface of the mold with one color. Waiting it to harden. Filling another part and finally completely filling the mold. I'm quite sure you'll find lot of info on youtube

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Thank you for your information! I searched through youtube but didn't find much about double shot molding. Do you have any reference videos?  :p

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Re: How to make multiple layers of resin casting?
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 10 March 2020, 10:08:01 »
Not exactly what you request but here is a cool video :

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Offline BoringMing

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Re: How to make multiple layers of resin casting?
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 10 March 2020, 11:05:48 »
Not exactly what you request but here is a cool video :


Thanks mate!

Offline fpazos

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Re: How to make multiple layers of resin casting?
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 10 March 2020, 16:03:13 »
Not exactly what you request but here is a cool video :

Great find 4sStylZ!! I found this other video that has a multicolor cast which is exactly what we're looking for.

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Offline BoringMing

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Re: How to make multiple layers of resin casting?
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 10 March 2020, 23:25:19 »
Great find 4sStylZ!! I found this other video that has a multicolor cast which is exactly what we're looking for.

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Thank you so much for your help fpazos! Appreciate it a lot! I also found a very useful tutorial made by zorb as wel. ;D https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=82174.0