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Step 3: Melt it down

Once chilled and hydrated, the gelatin needs to be melted down. Setting the gelatin over a pan of water will suffice. While the gelatin is melting it should also be stirred properly to reduce the amount of air getting trapped in the gelatin.
<p>cool</p>
<p>Put over a pan of water?</p>
lol, when i see this stuff, i think, bad breast implants.... maybe thats me, but I don't know what I would use mine for, maybe a punching bag..
<p>I have little lego person ice cube trays. :)</p>
thinking about sex, the RealDoll uses silicon, maybe ballistic gel can do the work.
It will melt at body or even room temperature. When used in a ballistics test it is always used cold, as per Myth Busters.
LOL ahh mythbusters. you just gotta love that show
I'm crazy bout them! XD
When in doubt, C4.
&quot;I reject your reality and substitute my own.&quot;
whatever f;oats ya boat
mine didnt melt i shot it like 5 times at like 100 degrees
Well, since you mentioned sex, Don't keep it around for too long. I had some gelatin made thick like this which I made a mold out of ( for casting) after it sat around for a couple months in a plastic container, it went back to liquid and smelled exactly like a used rubber that got lost under the bed for a couple weeks. Yummy!!!
THAT WAS DISGUSTING!!!
hahaa
yes.
lol
it does melt by the way
melt as in using double broiler? or adding water?
double boiler. as i commented somewhere before if you add water it wont be thick enough and if you dont use a double boiler you will scorch the gelatin.
<p>what is the over all cost of this recipe?</p>
<p>just about $5</p>
<p>the gelatin I found was 2.5$</p>
<p>To save those too lazy to read, Knox gelatin is edible ( used to make jigglers when a kid 2 packs reg jello 1 pack know, pour in tray and you have very very jiggly jello you can cut and eat) ...anyway this is a good way to test loads but pretty wasteful as targets since it will only last a few rounds</p>
<p>Just make them bigger :D</p>
<p>Is there any way to melt/reuse this ballistic gel? Or is it a one shot thing?</p>
<p>Yes, just put it back in the mold, microwave it, and chill it and its good as new</p>
Nice pics! how long will the gel retain its shape outside of the fridge? If left overnight or for a couple days after setup, will it still be functional? <br>Thanks
does it go off...
&nbsp;what? its made for ballistic testing, you know like shooting at it.
&nbsp;I MEAN LIKE HOW LONG DOES IT LAST IF YOU LEAVE IT OUTSIDE&nbsp;
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yeah, depends where you live and where you place it.
Will it melt once it's finished?
can you use flavord jello<br>
pleez answer<br>
It doesn't work as well if you do, Knox is the best to use. You can add a little food coloring if you wish.
thanks <br> <br> <br> <br>
I wonder if this would work in a waterbed. This stuff is very useful!!
I know this is an old instructable, but i think if you add something like tea tree oil, which is an antibacterial, it should make it last longer.<br>
Nice job with ballistic gel. I found a crystal clear pre-made ballistic gel block from ballistekgel.com. The stuff is great, I shot it multiple times and I could still have kept shooting it if I wanted. Didn't fall apart like the knox gelatine. It was a little more but I didn't have my wife made at me for making a mess in the kitchen. Just thought I would pass it on.
how long should i put it in the frige for?
put it in the fridge for about 4-5 hours. sorry for being late.
Does this mean adding water or using a double boiler?
adding water
you add water?!
no don't add water<br>
no, it means like a double boiler setup. otherwise you wind up with runny gelatin. you just want to melt what is there without burning the gelatin to the pan.

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