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A new trick for the oogoo fans..? Answered

Would folks who have played with Oogoo please try out the formulation at the link below:


and let me know if a) it works for you too; b) whether or not there are any differences/advantages over the initial Oogoo formula; and 3) you can see any applications for it different from standard Oogoo?

It's not a published Instructable yet, I want to make sure there's something here worth using before I make a permanent post of it.




The system won't let me post it until it has more content, and right now I don't have any more content to add! (I'm not going to pad it out with fluff just for the sake of getting past the filter! - All I have right now is "It seems a lot like oogoo but maybe a bit more gooey" and even that I'm not sure of, if the percentages of the mix are varied.) I thought there were a lot of people here who had played with Oogoo and I was hoping they could play with this too and contribute some ideas to fill the post out...

Maybe ask if anybody wants to collaborate on the project with their own ideas and work?

Actually I did mark the page as available for collaboration, and suggested that in a comment on Mikey77's original Oogoo post!

When you collaborate, you have to add the usernames of your collaborators.

Oh! Thanks, didn't know that. All I saw was the one check box.

Some Oogoo Photos, and an Oogoo mixing Video, here: http://faz-voce-mesmo.blogspot.pt/2013/06/uma-impressora-3d-347-dolares-e-um.html

I take it that you are trying to compare a 100% silicone caulk with cornstarch to 100% acrylic latex caulk with cornstarch and varying the mix of silicone to latex to come up with different properties of the goo. They do sell siliconized acrylic latex caulk( 10 % to 30% added silicone) which I like to use for a better paintable caulk. It depends on what you wanted to do with the goo. How about adding stone dust for some rock hard curing material, that''s what they do sometimes to fill the gaps in the flex joint for the countertop backsplash.

No, not quite. Oogoo is silicone caulk that is quickly cured by adding water in the form of water stored in the cornstarch. My suggestion is to cure the silicone caulk by adding the water that's stored in the acrylic caulk, while simultaneously curing the acrylic caulk by having the silicone caulk suck the water out of it. This way there's no cornstarch involved - and possibly the mechanical properties are different, but I'm not sure how different which is why I'm asking for a second opinion from folks who've already been playing around with the mix and properties of silicone I and cornstarch (ie oogoo).

By the way, adding cornstarch to acrylic caulk does indeed produce a rock-hard material - quite unlike the rubbery oogoo, much more like plaster of paris or possibly chalk.

I understand, but haven't both products "in hand" and don't have a reason to get the "other" kind just now.

Heh - I was 'lucky' in that I'd bought a tube of the acrylic by accident when I first tried the oogoo post, because I didn't have my reading glasses with me and the small type was too small to read to work out which was the acetic acid kind :-) I've been looking for something to do with it ever since.

Make Rubber bands for slingshots, and air-plane model launchers! Preferably the Rubber strips, 1mm should do...

Well, let us know how it turns out. :-)