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Abracadabra Sculpt

This two part modeling and sculpting material is extremely soft and pliable, in its mixed form, has excellent adhesions, non-toxic and cleans up easily with soap and water. It will cure at room temperature to a hard, solid finish that can be filed, sanded, dremeled, ground and polished to a glass-like surface finish.

Abracadabra Sculpt has an indefinite shelf life. It replaces so many other compounds that have a limited useable life span, so you’ll never waste any because it won’t dry up.

Use Abracadabra-Sculpt for:

  • Direct Sculpting
  • Creates a smooth or textured surface
  • Adding texture to existing materials
  • Adding fine details to sign foam “signs”
  • Adhering materials together
  • Repairing damage to signage
  • Use for larger scale signage and design work
  • Will not shrink or crack
  • Fixing imperfections in any sign substrates

Base Materials and preparations:

Make sure the object you are going to coat is not dirty, greasy or dusty as these will inhibit the adhesion of the Abracadabra-Sculpt. Nothing really sticks to silicone or polypropylene, so avoid using things made of these materials as your base unless you want to remove the Abracadabra-Sculpt from the base materials after curing. Any Styrofoam or foam products will work wonderfully, as well as wood, metals (not highly polished), aluminum foil, resins, ceramic, cardboard, foam board, just to name a few. Abracadabra-Sculpt is rigid and will not adhere well to surfaces that will be flexed after the Abracadabra-Sculpt cures.

Mixing:

Mix Abracadabra-Sculpt 1 to 1 volume by making a ball of each “the resin” and “the hardener” that is as close as possible to the same size. Then knead them together with your hands. If the mix starts to get sticky, simply dip your hands in water and continue mixing. Abracadabra-Sculpt is tolerant to slight variations. You can mix as little or as much as possible but be careful not to mix more than you can use within the working time or you will end up with wasted material once it starts to cure and becomes unusable.

Working Time:

Abracadabra-Sculpt has a working time of 45 minutes to 1 hour. At 70F with an exact 1 to 1 by volume mix the working time is 2.55 hours and with every 16F increase the working time is halved. Overnight it will cure rock hard in open air without baking; it will even set up under water.

Cure Time:

Total cure time is 24 hours to approx. 80 shores D hardness.

Tools:

Resilient silicone tips make cleanup very easy. Other tools can also be used: steel tools, plastic tools, wood tools, popsicle sticks, etc.

Smoothing:

To create a smooth surface use water, it will not inhibit cure time or strength.

Working with cured Abracadabra-Sculpt:

Abracadabra-Sculpt becomes very hard at full cure. Once it has reached this state, use “wood carving tools” or “stone carving tools”, chisels, files and rasps to shape Abracadabra-Sculpt. Power tools (Dremel) also work very well. Abracadabra-Sculpt is stable to 450F. Keep in mind the addition of water to abrasion tools lengthens the life of the abrasive in the tool as well as minimize dust.

Safety:

Practical measures should be taken. People with sensitive skin who work with Abracadabra-Sculpt, or any material for long periods of time, may develop a dermal sensitivity and should use care. This can easily be avoided with the use of disposable nitrile or latex gloves.

Uncured Abracadabra-Sculpt does not present any inhalation risks. However be aware that fine particulate matter even from inert materials can be an irritant after short-term exposure and can create health risks after prolonged exposure. When sanding with power tools in any material, which creates small particles, use good ventilation, respirators/goggles.

Tool Clean Up:

Unmixed Abracadabra-Sculpt–clean all tools and work surfaces with acetone or diluted D-Limonene (strong citrus cleaner).

Tool Clean up:

Mixed Abracadabra-Sculpt–for steel tools or polypropylene (plastic) you can either clean the tool with acetone or diluted D-Limonene before the Abracadabra-Sculpt cures or wait until cured and pop off with a knife or other sharp object. Wood tools (or porous material) clean Abracadabra-Sculpt off before it cures or it will coat the tool. If you are working with ClayShapers or ColorShapers (tool with shaped silicone tips mostly associated with clay) clean off any Abracadabra-Sculpt from the handle and metal parts of the tools. While you can clean it from the silicone tip as well, it is easiest to just let it cure and then peal it off.
Tip: spray tools with silicone release before use.

Workspace clean up:

While it is best to cover work surface with newspaper, clean up unmixed material tables and mixing surfaces with acetone or diluted D-Limonene. Uncured material may be scraped or “popped” up after curing unless on a porous surface.

Sculptor Clean Up:

Wash hands (or body parts that have come in contact with unmixed/uncured Abracadabra-Sculpt) with soap and water.

Abracadabra-Sculpt and The Elements:

Abracadabra-Sculpt can be used in standing water and is stable from -50F to 450F. It will withstand many years of exposure to UV light before it degrades, however this can be prolonged by using pigments, paints and sealants with UV stabilizers.
Tips:
you can use anything as a filler, crushed coffee cups, tin foil balls, etc. to build up areas to create dimension before applying the Abracadabra-Sculpt.

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