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making molded toys from silicone? Answered

Does anyone know how to 'melt'/liquify silicone.
I want to to this to Foley catheters(yellow urine tubes used in hospitals) then pour the silicone into molds of M.U.S.C.L.E men toys.
Any advice

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dreiseratops (author)2012-10-14

They are not copyright protected unless the intent is for sale & even then good luck He made them of his own materials.
Sorry sorry that doesnt belong here.^

Yes I agree use exterior caulking. You can get it in lots of colors.
This site was mentioned in a previous instructable.
http://www.smooth-on.com/p128/Getting-Started-In-Moldmaking-and-Casting-Is-Easy/pages.html

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That would depend on jurisdiction. UK copyright law doesn't make that distinction. The copyright belongs to the designer, regardless of the intent of the user.

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steveastrouk (author)2012-10-14

unfortunately s silicone doesn't melt, it just burns

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So then how is it disposed of?
I can't imagine that all the hospital catheters just sit in a landfill.
There must be some way it gets re-used.

Any ideas on how it is disposed of?

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They're probably put through a high temperature incinerator, since they're clinical waste.

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rickharris (author)steveastrouk2012-10-14

Assuming your using an existing toy for a model then be aware that they will be opyright protected.

BUT

for you own use why not use silicone caulk?

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Ivar Naraknas (author)rickharris2012-10-14

the point here is re-use, no add to the accumulating waste

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