HOW TO CAST ANTIQUE CAR STEERING WHEEL

Posted by Alumilite on Sep 2nd 2021

HOW TO CAST ANTIQUE CAR STEERING WHEEL

How to cast a antique car steering wheel.

In this how to you'll learn to cast a antique car steering wheel using Alumilite products.

Products Used

Instructions

Step 1 Mix A and B side of resin

You are now ready to begin pouring. Mix equal amounts of Alumilite White A side and B side in a bucket.

Step 2 Mix until no swirls or streaks are seen

Mix the material thoroughly until absolutely no swirls or streaks are seen.

Step 3 Tilt Mold to reduce air bubbles

Tilt the mold to allow the resin to flow down the side of the mold to decrease the chance of creating air bubbles when pouring. Pour slowly to allow the resin to flow naturally into the mold.

Step 4 Take care while pouring to eliminate undercuts

While pouring, tilt the mold to help the resin flow into the different areas in the mold and to eliminate any undercut areas which will allow any air bubbles to flow back up to the pour hole and escape.

Step 5 Continue until the mold is full of resin

An extra set of hands may be necessary depending on the size of the mold. Continue to rotate the mold back and forth until the mold is full of resin.

Step 6 Replace the cut pour hole

Once the mold is full, place the pour hole cut out back into its position which will squish out the excess resin and fill the detail back into that section of the steering wheel.

Step 7 Snap into place

Press the cut out section firmly back into place until the U channel made by the Key Knife snaps into
place.

Step 8 Allow resin to cure and remove supports

Once the resin has cured, remove the bolts and boards supporting the mold and begin to separate the two halves. Continue to work around the outside edge to separate the two halves.

Step 9 Separate mold to reveal cast steering wheel

The mold will separate and you will find your cast steering wheel with minimal flash and a small seam line around the pour hole section on the back of the part that can easily be cleaned up.

Step 10 Remove excess flash

Remove the steering wheel from the mold and with your fingers or a dull knife remove any excess flash.


Finished Project

You now have an exact replacement for your antique car steering wheel. The mold is ready to be put
back together and poured again.