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How do you make ballistics gel?

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Ballistics gel is easy to make and requires only a few steps. Begin by slowly mixing gelatin power and water over a medium heat until watery and clear. Refrigerate for at least two hours until solid. Re-heat the solution over a low to medium heat until melted. Pour the mixture in to a mold and refrigerate for twenty-four to thirty-six hours.

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  1. Gather materials

    Gather gelatin powder, cold water, mold, and cooking spray or another non-stick solution. Measure 8 ounces of water to 1 ounce of powder.

  2. Mix the gelatin in water

    Slowly pour the powder in to the water and stir well. If the water is too hot, clumps may form.

  3. Heat the mixture

    Place the mixture over a medium heat until it becomes watery and clear. Do not heat to a boil, as boiling forms air bubbles.

  4. Cool the mixture

    Turn the heat off, and cool the mixture for several minutes. Place the gel in a refrigerator for about two hours to solidify.

  5. Melt the gel

    Once chilled, melt the mixture over a low to medium heat, stirring constantly to avoid clumping.

  6. Chill the mixture

    Spray a mold with a non-stick solution. Pour the mixture in the mold, and refrigerate for 24 to 36 hours.

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