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Pleco_stomus 03-16-2008 05:24 PM

Sculpey for decor
 
i was wondering if anyone has used sculpey for any home made decor or for fixing old decorations. my uncle passed me the idea of using it to make a viking ship for my aquarium (my ancestors will be proud.)

herefishy 03-18-2008 03:40 AM

There was something in DYI about that a few months ago, but I can't find it now. Have you looked?

Pleco_stomus 03-18-2008 03:10 PM

i did but i didnt find anything. i looked it up on google, one site i found someone has used it for 2 years without problems, but i wanted to get some more opinions before i use it for anything.

Amphitrite 03-18-2008 03:24 PM

I just had a good look around, and haven't really found anything of much use on Google either.

All I can find is people who have used it for a short period of time with no detrimental effects, but nothing long term. I've also seen it suggested that you should glaze it to ensure it's completely water resistent. :dunno:

Pleco_stomus 03-18-2008 05:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Amphitrite
I just had a good look around, and haven't really found anything of much use on Google either.

All I can find is people who have used it for a short period of time with no detrimental effects, but nothing long term. I've also seen it suggested that you should glaze it to ensure it's completely water resistent. :dunno:

well, seen as its a polymer plastic, it shouldn't deteriorate. and most polymer plastics are water resistant. the only problem i have with it is a few toxins might be left after the baking process, in which most would come out after a good weeks worth of soaking in a water bucket. my uncle has used it alot for crafts and small details on halo weapon models (he makes halo weapons and has a few paper craft helmets).


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