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- Mars Clay, standard, brownfrom 22,90 €non-drying modelling clay made from wax, fillers and pigments, can be worked with from 15 C° to 25 °C, tear-proof, polishes up well, odorless, homogenized (no air bubbles), forms hard surface and stable edges,...
- InDeClay, lightweight, light greyfrom 18,40 €non-drying modelling material made of binding agents (among others, micro-wax), fillers (among others, zinc stearate, magnesium and hollow microspheres) and pigments; can be machine worked (cutting) from 15 °C to 25...
- TecClay, lightweight, light brownfrom 15,10 €non-drying modelling clay made from binding agents (microwax among others), fillers (zinc stearate, magnesium and micro hollow globules among others) and dyes; can be worked with from 15 °C to 25 °C, absolutely...
Among professional model makers the English term “Clay” refers to a special modelling material that will not dry out in the air and which can be machined at room temperature (15 °C to 25 °C). Clay (sometimes called Design Clay), then, is primarily used in the automobile industry for designing auto bodies. In order to keep costs and the weight of the model low, the rough shape made with the clay is transferred onto a base body made from RIGID FOAM (e.g. polystyrene foam) or wood. In the process, the clay, which is relatively hard at 20 °C, is pre-warmed in an oven heated to, depending on the clay, 50 °C to 65 °C so that it will become more pliable and easier to apply on the model.
After the applied clay has cooled off and thereby become hard again, it can, unlike normal plastiline, be machined. The desired shape is then slowly arrived at by means of grating or scratching. In industry, this work is done by a computer driven milling machine whereby the surface of the model is subsequently scanned again and retraced according to the CAD data. If too much material has been removed, warmed clay can be added to the surface after it too has been warmed by means of a hot-air gun.
In the automobile industry, finished model studies are usually overlain with very special films or paints so as to give the look of painted coachwork. If necessary, these special coatings can be removed in order to make any later changes in the shape. Modulor does not yet have these special materials in its product range - clay surfaces, however, can be also successfully treated with TONING PIGMENT or RESIN-DISPERSION INTERIOR PAINT.