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I just can't give up on any mold , no matter how bad it is. post-20298-0-43287700-1402829755_thumb.j I covered inside with tape.post-20298-0-24496000-1402829805_thumb.j Next I filled the void with locktite 2 part epoxy, small amounts at a time untill full, then sanded to shapepost-20298-0-87343700-1402830127_thumb.j I will post a pic after I repaint

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Anyone try using fibergalss mesh and filler, like the kind you can get for auto body repairs? I would imagine its lighter than epoxy and a little more flexible...

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Fiberglass would work also but I don't know how the light would shine through. The tape came off well, I un taped and retaped every time I put on more epoxy.

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I hate to say this...but im going to guess that the expoxy will break out the first time this area comes in contact with something else. 

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Ive used the milk jug too its not a perfect fix but it does work and at the very least keeps the weather out of the mold...

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Did you try just painting a small test spot to see if the light is going to shine thru or is it going to look like a dark spot every where you put the epoxy?

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The jug is thin, but to make it thicker just put an extra piece behind it.

I've fixed all my molds the milk jug method thanks to the tips from the blow mold queen. And have had no issues.

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Did you try just painting a small test spot to see if the light is going to shine thru or is it going to look like a dark spot every where you put the epoxy?

the epoxy is clear, so light comes through more actually, I thought I would paint it white in those spots first. But I was thinking of painting the robe black because I don't have the head and will be using a small pumpkin to turn him Halloween

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On 6/25/2014 at 1:07 PM, RichardG said:

I use the milk jug and quick grip glue technique.

Can you expand on this technique?

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I also just tried using the milk jug and hot glue gun, and it does work.  It doesn't look the greatest sitting in the middle of my den, but at night with the lights on, and 100 feet away while I'm standing in the driveway, it seems just fine.

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there are many things that come in gallon jugs, other than milk, we rent out snow cone machines in the summer and accumulate a lot of plastic gallon jugs, slightly thicker than milk jugs as they were made to take more abuse and last longer,  

 

put your thinking cap on, they are everywhere.

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I see this thread is from 2014.  We've lost one of the 'molders in this thread since then.  For those of you who didn't know, John Venturi passed away back in 2016.

TED

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10 hours ago, TED said:

I see this thread is from 2014.  We've lost one of the 'molders in this thread since then.  For those of you who didn't know, John Venturi passed away back in 2016.

TED

Ted, I did not know that, thank you for the information.

Mel

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16 hours ago, TED said:

I see this thread is from 2014.  We've lost one of the 'molders in this thread since then.  For those of you who didn't know, John Venturi passed away back in 2016.

TED

I didn't know that, Ted.  I had wondered why John wasn't posting.  Very sad news.  :(

Allen

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Sad news.  I used to drive by John's house.  I was not able to get to it last year, but was headed to that area this Sunday.  Christmas in heaven must be a little brighter.

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