I have a vacuum pump and chamber, but mostly use urethane rubber that I do not vacuum. Is there any advantage to vacuuming my urethane rubber before pouring?

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Although urethane rubbers are low in viscosity and generally do not need to be vacuumed, they do contain air and you will benefit by vacuuming the urethane rubber.

General Rule: If you are fortunate enough to have a vacuum pump and chamber, use it for best results.


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