Body Double™ is a long lasting platinum-cure silicone rubber that can be applied directly to the skin to make molds of the face, hands and other body parts. The rubber cures quickly and will reproduce perfect detail from any original model – far better detail than any alginate! Cured material is skin safe and certified by an independent laboratory.
One Casting or Many . . . For About The Same Price: unlike alginates, which are good for one only casting, Body Double™ will last for many castings of almost any material including plaster, Matrix™ Neo™, wax, resins (Smooth-Cast urethanes, polyester, etc.), low-temperature melt metal alloys, etc. The amount of Body Double™ used per mold is less than most alginates, so the cost per mold is about the same. Adding HYPERFOLIC™ release additive to Body Double™ silicone will create a self-releasing silicone which is easily removed from hair-covered body areas.
Body Double™ “Standard Set” for larger surface areas. Working time of 5 minutes and a demold time of 20 minutes*.
*Depending on material temperature, ambient temperature and body temperature – see “Preparation” below for details.
Smooth-On offers this visual guide only as a reference tool for calculating the amount of Body Double® Silicone Rubber needed to make various body part molds. This is an estimation only, based on our experience for the average male body. Actual amounts of rubber needed will vary from individual to individual, according to body size and gender. End user assumes full responsibility for own calculations of material needed. For more information on life casting, visit our Lifecasting Tutorials page.