About Quickcure Clay

What sets 3P Quickcure clay apart?

  • 3P QCC is "cure-on demand" so no oven or kiln is required - you just need a heat gun.
  • The curing and cooling period takes minutes instead of hours or days and can be done in your ventilated studio or classroom.
  • The medium does not sag during curing.
  • The cured material is stronger then air-dried clay and oven-bake ( polymer) clays.
  • You can prepare objects in steps because it bonds to already cured material.
  • The cured material adheres to wood, paper and plastic but does not adhere to metal though it can be formed around it.
  • 3P QCC can be formed around Styrofoam, which then collapses during curing.
  • Can be colored with paint, including acrylics and oils. If printed with acrylic paint before curing, the paint is dry after curing.
  • Can be coated with powder coatings (thermoset or thermoplastic) before curing.
  • Can be sanded, drilled and machined.
  • Does not disintegrate in water.

How do I use 3P Quickcure Clay?

You can use 3P QuickCure Clay to make small sculptures or to apply over an armature for larger sculptures. Take all the time you want to prepare your sculpture because it won't harden until you are ready. You can use it to make casts or molds. Form the medium in shape you desire (A small amount of regular household vegetable oil can be used to prevent the 3P QCC from sticking to your sculpting implements). Heat the medium with a heat gun until the reaction starts. Allow to cool.

Safety Warnings

  • Don’t eat it!
  • Wear gloves while handling because it can irritate your skin.
  • Heat with a heat gun to initiate curing. Do this in a well-ventilated area.
  • The material will be extremely hot (>200 C; 400 F) so be careful until it cools down.

Demonstration

Artist Shelby Prindaville demonstrates 3P QCC.