Body Double is a 2 part long lasting platinum-cure silicone rubber that can be applied directly to the skin to make moulds of any body part. The rubber cures quickly and will reproduce perfect detail.
Unlike the Alginate which is excellent for one off castings, Body Double moulds are reusable and will last for many castings of almost any material (plaster, wax resins etc) making the rubber a great economical choice!
Body Double silicone is odourless and is ACMI rated non-toxic and skin safe. It is recommend that you use Body Double Release Cream as any body hair not thoroughly coated with the release cream will become encapsulated and stuck in rubber making it diffi cult & painful to remove.
Body Double has a pot life of 5 minutes and a demould time of 30 minutes and is ideal for prosthetic appliances or cushioning orthotics. The shore hardness of a fi nished item is A25.
● Skin safe & easy-to-use 2-part silicone rubber.
● Ultra-high resolution impressions of the face, hands, feet, residual limbs or other body parts.
● Fast cure time at room temperature with no shrinkage.
● Reproduce perfect detail.
● Silicone replicator will last for many castings.
● Silicone replicator is non-toxic & odourless.
● Cured rubber has excellent tear strength.
● Completely safe for skin contact.
● Body-part impressions.
● Residual impressions.
● Donor impressions.
● Also great for dialing in socket fits for check sockets.
Store and use Body Double® at room temperature (73°F / 23°C). Warmer temperatures will drastically reduce working time and cure time. Storing material at warmer temperatures will also reduce the usable shelf life of unused material.
This product has a limited shelf life and should be used as soon as possible. Wear safety glasses, long sleeves and rubber gloves to minimise contamination risk.
We recommend that you do a small scale test on the back of your hand to ensure that you have no allergic reaction to the release preparations or mold rubber. If you notice any type of skin reaction, do not use this product. Body Double® is safe for skin application only, it should not be ingested. Do not use to make molds of the inside of the mouth. You can make molds of a smile, parted lips with teeth exposed, but closed together.
Life casting is best done with at least three people. You will be working with materials that set up quickly. One person is the designated model and the others will mix and apply mold rubber and support shell.
Contaminants on the skin will cause inhibition. Prior to applying Body Double® Release Cream, skin should be clean and free of make-up, cosmetics, skin creams, oils perfumes, etc. Do not apply rubber over skin coated with an aloe-based product, as this will cause cure inhibition. Do not use latex gloves. If using a bald cap, make sure it is latex free.
Because no two applications are quite the same, a small test application to determine suitability for your project is recommended if performance of this material is in question.