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How to make a vacuum mould with a plastic bottle

Hi my dear friends! In today’s video I’d like to show you how to make a vacuum mould with a plastic bottle.

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In order to make a vacuum mould we need: vacuum cleaner, hot air gun, as I haven’t got it, I’m going to use an ordinary hair drier. Then, we need a plastic bottle. Bottles from Cola, Sprite and other drinks won’t do, as the plastic is too thin, and it will corrugate fast and we won’t get a mould. The best bottle to use is the one from some gel or shampoo, or any other thick plastic. Then, we need a sticky tape, stationary knife and a figure. I’m going to use a ceramic salt pot. I hope we’ll work it out.

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First of all we have to make a small cut with stationary knife in the plastic bottle to put a salt pot inside.

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Insert a salt pot. Wrap the cuts we made before with sticky tape. Apply some sticky tape on the neck of the plastic bottle. Insert the neck of the plastic bottle into the vacuum cleaner hose.

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In conclusion, turn on the vacuum cleaner, meanwhile, heat the bottle with hair drier it around.

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Unfortunately, the temperature of hair drier air is not enough to melt plastic and wrap the the figure, so let’s make an experiment and use a gas-jet. The most important thing is to hold the gas-jet at a proper distance.

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Well guys, that’s what we have got.

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I think it’s pretty good as for the first try. As it’s just an experiment, I’m testing it on my own, and it was my own idea. I hope that we will get a better result in future, as there are a lot of mistakes. For example I’ve used the fire to close in the back, we got such a hole as the plastic melted too much, the bubble formed inside, it popped and made a hole.

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I’m going to change the technology in future, add some others’ ideas to my own ideas, and hope to get the maximum result till we get the figure, which we just need to paint and get the duplicate. That’s all. I hope you liked the idea of recycling the plastic, and hope for your further support like now. Bye-bye!

Do you know?
Plastic bottles make 40% of total plastic wastes.

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