Is anybody aware of an inexpensive wax lubricant (something that
won't dissolve the wax)?? Would this same stuff also allow you
to remove poured wax from textured surfaces?? Any Ideas??
There are many wax releases. Castaldo sells them as well as any of the
jewelry suppliers. Silicon spray will work as will the talc, cornstarch.
The later 2 items have an added bonus (if needed) in that they make a samll
(very small) space between the contacting mold rubber surfaces, which
allows the ari in the wax cavity to escape, often giving a better wax,
especially of small diameter areas. Also mold suppliers (ie Douglas and
Sturgess in San Francisco CA) have numerous releases. So so the Smooth-on,
Permaflex, Permamold, etc mold materials mfgrs/suppliers.
As for a true wax desolving agent, Xyleene (dangerous and may not even be
available) is very good. Also, Naptha (lighter fluid) works pretty well,
we use it to make surfaces very smooth. Use an old nylon a bit of naptha
and rub. For removing wax from textures, try using a bristle brush. Be
careful as naptha is flamable (remember if is used as fuel in "old
fashioned" lighters). Lastly, if the wax is on a material that can take
some heat, heat the piece and brush with a brush, or if it can really take
some heat, just burn it off.
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