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Smooth-On Q-Ballz™ Bald Cap Plastic and Encapsulant is a single component liquid plastic that is used by SFX artists to make superior strength professional grade bald caps, or as a skin-like encapsulating film to make gel filled prosthetic appliances (GFAs). It allows the artist to create perfect paper thin membrane edges on these appliances that can be easily and quickly melted away with acetone to create an imperceptible seamless edge blend onto skin. It can be applied by hand – or through an airbrush – to create perfect bald caps on an appropriate head form, or put into a mold to encapsulate your silicone or gelatin material. Developed with the assistance of leading prosthetic and makeup designers, this product gives you the flex, strength, and easy dissolvable edges you need for your bald caps and encapsulated prosthetics, and allows them to move naturally with the skin. This multi-purpose liquid plastic can also be thinned with acetone for any application need, and it’s perfect to use in repairing any brand of plastic bald cap. Use it to seal mold or clay sculptures prior to molding or to make small prosthetic appliances in molds such as eyebrow covers, eye bags, ear enhancements and small trauma wounds.
See details for more important information, and how to use this product.
This product is flammable and considered hazardous material (HAZMAT). Due to HAZMAT regulations this product is ground shipping only within the USA and cannot be shipped overseas.
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Smooth-On Q-Ballz™ Bald Cap Plastic and Encapsulant is a versatile single component liquid plastic formula that yields more product for the money than other brands, so you can economically create your own variety of prosthetic appliance needs, such as GFA’s (gel filled appliances) or custom vinyl plastic bald caps. It’s also great for making small/thin flexible appliances from molds, and it easily repairs any brand of plastic bald cap. It can also be used to seal molds and clay sculptures prior to molding. It's an excellent encapsulating agent, not only for soft silicone appliances, but it can also be used on tougher quality gelatin pieces. When molded it delivers beautiful membrane tapered edges for a smooth edge blend-off the cured material when applied to skin for seamless results.
Apply Q-Ballz™ through an airbrush sprayer or paint in thin layers onto a properly prepared flat mold or bald cap form that will result in a nice stretchable “skin”. It can also be powdered in-between layers to make a stronger piece or cap. It can easily be intrinsically colored prior to application, or the finished appliance can be colored with RMG mixed with alcohol or alcohol activated makeup/inks, etc. For making small appliances use Q-Ballz™ full strength into a prepared mold but apply in very thin layers, and blend out the margins for thin edges. Edges of prosthetic melt away with acetone, leaving the most lifelike seamless edge blend onto skin that stretches and moves naturally with skin movement.
Creating a Bald cap with Q-Ballz:
Using Q-Ballz As An Encapsulant for GFA’s (Gel Filled Appliances):
To view a video in how to create a gel filled appliance, click here. As with all Smooth-On products we strongly recommend that you thoroughly review Q-Ballz™ Technical Bulletins and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) before using the product.
For Professional Use Only. Q-Ballz™ must be stored tightly closed in original containers, and kept at room temperature. Containers should not be opened until ready for immediate use. To avoid air entrapment, undue agitation of containers should be avoided.
IMPORTANT Warning: FLAMMABLE Liquid and vapor. Keep away from ignition sources and follow precautions for handling flammables. DO NOT USE DIRECTLY ON SKIN! Use in a well ventilated area. Avoid using around children and pets. Material should be stored and used in a warm environment (73°F / 23°C). Wear safety glasses, long sleeves and rubber gloves to minimize contamination risk.
Important: Shake Q-Ballz™ Container Well Before Using.
This product is flammable and considered hazardous material (HAZMAT). Due to HAZMAT regulations, this product is ground shipping only within the USA and cannot be shipped overseas.
4 oz jar – $7.50, 1 pint jar – $23.00