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#1

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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??


#2

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??

Try spray cooking oil, or silicone spray for shoes or actual mold release
silicone sprays. Corn starch put into a tight small cloth bag can be used
to dust surfaces to encourage mold release. Corn starch will burn out iven
if embedded in the wax unlike talc or graphite powders which might also
work. As well you might try dry graphite spray from the automotive
supplier, maybe even vinyl rejuvenation spray, you would have to test.

I’d start with the silicone shoe spray, cooking oil spray and corn starch.

Other ideas folks?

Charles

Brain Press
Box 1624, Ste M
Calgary, Alberta, T2P 2L7
Canada

tel: 403-263-3955
fax: 403-283-9053
Email: @Charles_Lewton-Brain


#3

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.

John

John Dach and Cynthia Thomas
Maiden Metals
a div. of The rhythm of breathing is a constant
MidLife Crisis Enterprises accompaniment to Life.
PO BX 44
Philo, CA 95466
707-895-2635(phone/fax)
@John_Cynthia_MidLife


#4

Dr. E. Aspler wrote:

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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??

orchid@ganoksin.com

Try using talcum powder.
Joseph Chin.