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Need HELP!

Postby Archives » Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:42 pm

BrentM3484
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08/21/06 at 01:16 PM
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I am now revisiting my childhood with my son who loves creepy crawlers. We have purchased a few molds that had older goop with them. We practiced with 4 molds and baked them in our kitchen oven at 350 degrees. I kept checking the molds every 5 min with a toothpick and after 15 min the goop was still sticking to the toothpick, but I took the molds out and put them in the cooling tray and as they cooled they hardened. Of course they all had a burnt color and even though we completely filled the molds they sunk. What creepy crawler steps have I forgotten in 35 yrs? I am making a sizeable Dr. Goop purchase today and a creepy crawler and thingmaker oven.

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Re: Need HELP!

Postby Archives » Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:43 pm

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08/21/06 at 07:01 PM
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With the 1964 Thingmaker oven, or toaster ovens, it usually only takes 5 minutes to cook goop. The light bulb ovens seems to take much longer. When goop is hot it is always soft and sticky as it molten. If the goop does seem sticky or tacky after cooking it may be undercooked so just heat it again. By not over cooking you will probably take care of the burnt colors.



Another tip is to always make sure that the mold and goop have completely cooled before taking them out. If the goop is still warm it is softer and more likely to rip. And, if it rips, just put it back in the mold and cook it until it remelts the seam together. Sometimes even a thin coat of goop on the rip before cooking helps.

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Re: Need HELP!

Postby Archives » Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:44 pm

BrentM3484
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08/21/06 at 08:08 PM
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I couldn't remember whether the heating time started the chemical reaction and then the cooling finished the firming or heat it until firm which burnt the goop. We are excited to try the Dr's goop.

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Re: Need HELP!

Postby Archives » Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:45 pm

mjthompson
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08/22/06 at 07:06 AM
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Another thing to remember, always shakeup the goop to make sure it is thoroughly mixed.



If you're using ToyMax's white goop, I've had trouble with it at times too. I'm not sure why but it doesn't seem to firm up and burns very easily.

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Re: Need HELP!

Postby Archives » Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:45 pm

BrentM3484
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08/22/06 at 08:16 AM
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I checked the bottles and it was the old Toymax blue, green, and white goop that did not set up. My wife was not very happy with us using the kitchen oven especially after the smell of burnt goop was spreading through the house.


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