Ive seen people on youtube doing full table tops with that clear resin, some look to be 4 inches thick, did you end up using less hardner for the successful version?
I'd like to set some items in resin but I don't like the thought of ruining them if the resin cracks.
Hard to find and $US30 for repros. So got some of the rubber stuff - I actually think it is silicon - from the local artist's sculpture casting bloke. Cleaned up an old plate and poured the two-pack rubber over it. A perfect mould resulted. Perfect repros are now available just using the hobby resin found at Bunnings and can not be identified from original once screwed on the vehicle.
A bloke with a civilian Dodge wanted plates but he had a rounded bonnet not flat like the military. Easy fixed by pulling the plate out of the mould while still floppy and pressing it to shape against the bonnet until the final hardening.
I have done about 30 and can do 3 an hour or more if I boost the hardner. The casting bloke says the mould should be good for 1,000 uses. No wax or release agent is required just peel the mould off.
This photo is of a post-war green steel plate with thinner letters but that is about what they come out like and my original mould pattern (a cleaned up WW2 plate with the thicker letters)
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