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Injection Wax Prefferences


#1

Howdy all… After the discussion on carving wax, it sparked my
interest on what injection wax most people like to use. We recently
changed to Castaldo Red injection wax after a recommendation from a
local casting house. So far I have found it to show great detail but
can be very brittle if it is cold. As most of my work at the moment
is in wax and modifying injection wax takes up a good portion of my
time, I am after a reliable all round wax that can be carved, filed
and smoothed off if needed. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Ray Lees


#2

Reay try Gessweins(800-243-4466) plast-o-wax item # 261-8135 the
most carvable I have found. Frank Goss


#3

Dear Ray, The two primary injection waxes I use are Plastowax
(available most everywhere) and Pink MagnaJect Bead Injection wax
from Romanoff. The plastowax is a bit thicker. I use the pink for
high pressure injection to hold detail. It doesn’t shrink much
either. Both are fairly easy to size, modify and not very brittle.
Filing any injection wax needs frequent file cleaning though.

Best Regards,
Todd Hawkinson


#4
 I am after a reliable all round wax that can be carved, filed and
smoothed off if needed. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
Ray Lees 

Ray, I use Kerr Ruby Red injection wax. I do a lot of customizing
and adding to or removing of injected waxes. Also, here in Denver
Colorado, in the winter there have been waxes that once shot, would
not sustain overnight fluctuations in temp, never lower than 60
degrees, but would be so brittle they could not be handled
without shattering. Richard Hart


#5

We have been using Serria Red for years. Seems to be very similar
to Castaldo Red. I do not like the brittleness or either when cold
myself. I just received a sample of wax from my refractory supplier
(REMET) that they are interested to see how I like it. I will let
you and them know when I get a chance to try it.

John Dach


#6

This is Michael Knight at CASTALDO. We have an excellent injection
wax that is also machinable and carvable. It’s our SuperCera gold (
see amore at:
http://www.castaldo.com/english/englishprd/suprcera.html )

I'd be happy to send free samples to you  and to anyone else out

there who is interested.

If you'd like a free sample, please give me your shipping address,

not a P.O. box.

Michael Knight

#7

Hello Ray. I long used a deep green injection wax from Castaldo and
it did all you want one to do. Since then, I’ve discovered Carvable
Blue by Kindt-Collins and available in Rio’s catalog for starters.
It was designed with you in mind and I’m sure you will be happy with
it. If you have any questions further about either of those waxes,
contact me off-list for contacts, etc.

Pat Hicks


#8
We have been using Serria Red for years.  Seems to be very similar
to Castaldo Red.  I do not like the brittleness or either when
cold myself.  I just received a sample of wax from my refractory
supplier (REMET) that they are interested to see how I like it.  I
will let you and them know when I get a chance to try it. 

Do you have a current source for Sierra Red? I bought a large amount
years ago from Dick Blick, but they don’t carry it anymore and I
would like to know where to get more.

Janet Kofoed


#9

Michael: Received the two sample waxes you sent me and I am looking
forward to using the Gold first. I hope it will work best on injecting
my Elk Caribou. Mule Deer and white tail Deer. I want to thnk you and
your company for being so generous with this gift of the two waxes
you sent. I have been using your vulcinasing rubber since 1972 and
Have had good results . Again I want to thank you and your company for
this generous gift.

Yours Billy S. Bates
Royal Wildlife Miniatures
P.O.box 3151 Torrance Ca. 90510
310-316-5944


#10

Hi Michael Knight, In a message dated 8/7/2003 you mentioned a sample
kit of injection wax on the orchid form. I would be very interested
in trying a sample of the SuperCera gold and/or SuperCera red. I am
looking for a good all purpose wax and a second wax that is easy to
see detail or flaws and somewhat carvable.

Also, for many years I have used the Castaldo gold for mold making
and love working with it. ( A friend gave me another brand to try a
while back and it was definitely not the same… told him to stick
with the Castaldo.) Now I am getting work where I need to make
injectable room temperature molds and am not sure what to use. Does
Castaldo offer have a small sample kit of this type of product? Or
a trial size that I could purchase?

Finally, just a question. I am considering trying the Castaldo
pink. I have heard that it is harder to use and very fussy in
regards to temperature. Since I have never had a problem with the
gold, is the pink really all the difficult? As long as the
temperature control is adjusted with a thermometer, I would think
that the results should be the same as the gold…a good mold
everytime.

Thanks,
Charlene Stitt
CharDen Designs
8335 Dolan Place
Castroville, CA 95012