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Seeking Michael Manfredi


#1

Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone on the list has contact info (such as an
e-mail address) for Michael Manfredi. He posted a really cool tip
about using a ketchup bottle for mixing RTV back in August, and I’d
like to contact him about it. Unfortunately, the original post
appears to have been a victim of my relentless desire to organize -
it looks like I’ve organized it so well I may never find it again.
I’m hoping someone out there in Orchidland either knows Michael or is
at least less “organized” than I am and still has his August post in
an e-mail box somewhere!

Thanks!
Suzanne
Suzanne Wade
Writer/Editor
Phone: (508) 339-7366
Fax: (928) 563-8255
@Suzanne_Wade1


#2

Hi, Suzanne,

I popped “ketchup” into a search of the 2004 archives anf found the
post below.

https://orchid.ganoksin.com/t/rtv-molds-how-to-and-more
  I have to make two points on this topic 

  #1 there is a two part product  out there that does not
  require vacuum is clear so you can see what you are doing. And
  you can speed up the cure to 15-20 minutes. I use this stuff
  all the time it is Rtv from Zero-D products. I have molded
  acorns tiny pine cones the detail retention is incredible. 

  #2 is I am going to let everybody in on a secret of how I got
  efficient with this product. It is very technical so you might
  want to print this for later use. Here goes: 

  A- eat a lot of ketchup. 

  B-A popular brand of ketchup has started to put there product
  I the ideal container for rtv compound.  ( the one that has the
  cap on the bottom) 

  C-use the empty container for the rtv silicone. (pics
  available) leave the hardner in its original container it is
  easy to contend with. 

  D- just squeeze out as much product as needed to do a mold. it
  goes so fast and easy. 

  If anyone has trouble with these instructions, trouble finding
  Zero-D products or eating enough ketchup please e-mail me for
  help and recipes. 

  Michael Manfredi 

  P.s. for those of you in Minnesota this is the rare occasion
  that Ketchup and spaghetti sauce is not interchangeable. HA HA