Silicone Differences in Tantus Products

Femme Mystique Femme Mystique
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What accounts for the different textures in the silicone even across different Tantus products?
08/18/2009
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Metis Black Metis Black
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Originally posted by Femme Mystique
What accounts for the different textures in the silicone even across different Tantus products?
This is so easy and yet no one asks... so thank you for asking.

The difference in texture is the finish on the master and the molds. When we polish a master and make molds from it, it has a shiny slick finish. When we put it in a sand blaster it has a matte finish which is more flesh like.

For molds it's easier if the artwork has a matte finish. You have less blem ratio and the molds last longer. We are lucky in that we understand how to make and keep high polished artwork, so Tantus finishes are what we think aesthetically work best for each piece.

Again... that's a great question.
08/18/2009
Luscious Lily Luscious Lily
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Originally posted by Metis Black
This is so easy and yet no one asks... so thank you for asking.

The difference in texture is the finish on the master and the molds. When we polish a master and make molds from it, it has a shiny slick finish. When we put it in a sand blaster ... More
Wow, I didn't realize it was that simple! And here I was, thinking the silicone itself was different. Cool!
08/18/2009
Angel deSanguine Angel deSanguine
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Originally posted by Luscious Lily
Wow, I didn't realize it was that simple! And here I was, thinking the silicone itself was different. Cool!
I thought the same thing!
08/19/2009
Backseat Boohoo Backseat Boohoo
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Originally posted by Luscious Lily
Wow, I didn't realize it was that simple! And here I was, thinking the silicone itself was different. Cool!
Thirded!

And now I feel like an ass, cause I always thought it was a different kind of silicone...so is, say, the more velvety Curve made with a sandblasted mold, and the more elastomer-like Acute made with a polished mold?
08/19/2009
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