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DURO. Preserving.

Discussion in 'General Figure Talk' started by Uruk-Hai, May 23, 2017.

  1. Uruk-Hai PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Sweden
    Hello Figureteers!

    Even if I dont consider myself a sculptor a use Duro for details from time to time. Usually it starts to become harder and not that easy to work with while there is plenty remaining.

    So any tips or tricks to vitalize old Duro. Already I buy the tubes wich separates the clays and store them in ziplock bags. But is there anything else I can do?

    What if I portion it to smaller bits and put it in the freezer?

    Cheers
    Janne Nilsson
  2. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Janne

    That's a good question. I "think" I have read somewhere about warming it up ...but don't quote me ..or put it in the toaster...lol

    I find Duro really hard to work with ..difficult to mix unless I am doing it wrong!

    I too keep mine in sealed bags ...but...??

    Nap
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  3. valiant A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Mine doesnt last long enough to go off...!!(y)
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  4. Uruk-Hai PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Sweden
    Kevin.
    I know that works with one of the parts of Magic Sculpt but I never heard the same about Duro.
    Duro should be soft when fresh very much like the Magic Sculpt. When fresh its a joy to mix.

    Steve.
    I wish that was the case here as well.

    Cheers
    Janne Nilsson
  5. valiant A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
  6. Blind Pew A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Janne, I've had this same problem. I had some Duro for years, but when I came to use it you had to be Arnold Swarzenegger to mix it, it was so hard. I gave up in the end. I've heard of the old trick to put it in the microwave for a few seconds and it kind of gives it a new lease of life, but I found it soon went bad again. I guess it must have a certain shelf life then that's it.

    I had the same problem with Magic Sculpt as well, where it so hard it almost turned into glass. I get round it now by simply buying small quantities as and when I need it.
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  7. Blind Pew A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    if it helps, I don't consider you a sculptor either......;):LOL:
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  8. Uruk-Hai PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Sweden
    Thanks for chipping in.

    I guess its something that I just have to accept then.

    Cheers
    Janne Nilsson
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  9. Alex A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    I use apoxysculpt and put both parts in the refrigerator in sealed bags.
    Put it in on my workbench for an hour at room temperature before using it
    Pots last years this way.

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