Has anyone tried making a key (for a pin tumbler lock) out of a liquid
plastic or filled epoxy material? If so then what's the best material
My home has a proprietary key so I can't get a copy made at the local
hardware store. Instead I need to pay big bucks for a copy. I like to
play with locks anyway so I'd like to come up with a way to make a copy.
Of course I could buy an Easy Entrie machine to make a blank but $10,000
exceeds my budget for pursuit.
There are companies that make plastic keys to put in your wallet so this
is proof of concept.
I could make a form out of RTV. What could fill it?
JB-Weld epoxee claims it's as strong as steel but I have my doubts.
Have there been any successes in sythetic keys?
Thanks for your help.
- posted 15 years ago