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Question about home-made ballistic gel.? Answered

If I made homemade ballistic gel using gelatin and this instructable:

https://www.instructables.com/id/Ballistic-Gel/

When the gel is done, will it melt at room temperature?  Does it have to be kept cool even when using it?

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alexhalford (author)2010-01-16

The point of ballistic gel is that it has similar characteristics to human flesh. The bloom number of the gelatin changes with temperature. The gelatin is chilled because it is most like human flesh at this temperature, not because it melts at room temperature.

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Re-design (author)2010-01-15

Gelatin can be blended to have a higher melting point but b. gel. make out of food grade gelatin will have a melting point of around 95deg. f.  (35 cel.?)

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lemonie (author)2010-01-15

It's gelatine-based, it won't melt at room temperature.

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