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Where to buy a silicone sheet for a vacuum press?

 
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wdwyeriii



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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 11:31 am    Post subject: Where to buy a silicone sheet for a vacuum press? Reply with quote

I am looking to buy a silicone sheet for a vacuum press. I live in Norway, so it is easier if it was coming from Europe. I heard some Chinese companies can ship.

Does anyone know a spot I can get one?
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chrismp



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Location: Vienna, Austria

PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought mine here: https://www.modulor.de/en/silicone-sheet-translucent-colourless.html

It's a German shop and the pricing is pretty decent.
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wdwyeriii



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:17 pm    Post subject: Thanks! Reply with quote

I forgot to write and say thanks for the link!

I ordered one, hooked it up and it is working well. Very appreciated.
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backyardskier



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone know any places in North America that won't cost an arm and leg?
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backyardskier



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

has anyone ever tried this stuff ?
https://shop.smooth-on.com/ez-brush-vac-bag-silicone
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chrismp



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nope, but I've been contemplating it too to make a reusable large silicone vacuum bag with only one open end, but have always been turned off by the price. If you go this route, please let us know your experiences.

The estimator at their website says you will need around 10 kg per m² for a 9.5mm thick sheet (this seems awfully thick...the silicone film I use is only 1mm). So, let's say you want a film with 2mm thickness, you will need approximately 2.1 kg per m². For a sheet with 2400x700mm (1.68 m²) you will need 3.5 kg, so four quart kits should be enough with a bit left. That makes a 134 USD vacuum sheet, which seems alright. But I would call smooth-on to clarify if a 2mm thick film would be thick enough for your application.
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mikic1



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I collected all my suppliers here:
http://www.junksupply.com/making-a-heated-press/
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