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Plastic Ingots...would You Buy Them??

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Seeing a lot of posts regarding soft plastic making I had an idea. Do you think people would buy ingots (similar to lead ingots) of colored soft plastic? It could be made in basic colors like black, smoke, pumpkin etc, and it would eliminate some trial and error in color mixing for the beginner. That way, all that would need to be done is to cut it into pieces and add glitter and salt(if desired), melt it and pour it.

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Plastic and glitter do not like to be melted and remelted too many times. The glitter will start to bleed and the plastic becomes easier to scorch.

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An interesting idea. I agree though with WCCT the few times plastic has to be remelted the better.

Another alternative would be just selling bottles of plastic with the coloring already added. I don't know if this would spoil the plastic or not but it might be a cool idea.

You could add your coloring to a bottle of plastic so that when it came time to pour all you'd have to do is shake the bottle well then add heat it up and add your glitter and salt.

The only problem with this is some guys prefer to add coloring after the heating process.

Anyone know if anything bad happens if you leave coloring in plastic over a long period of time?

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Being creative with coloring is the main variable the DIYer gets to play with.

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Being creative with coloring is the main variable the DIYer gets to play with.

I agree with you FuzzyGrub the most of the guys who pour plastics would rather play around with colors.

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I agree with Fuzzygrub and the Captain. The main reason for making my own is to make colors and shapes nobody else is throwing. Buying plastic in ingots would also mean that I would have to spend time either cutting it to pieces or grinding it down before heating adding an extra step to the process.

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