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bigjohnny 
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Posted: October 23, 2008 at 10:06 PM / IP Logged  
how well would bees wax work as a mold release?
I have some pure bees wax but its rock hard, so it would need to be softened with Vaseline or another softer wax or oil.
Would it work or is there a specific type of wax to use for this?
I also have some 3M dry silicone lubricant.
jayson33 
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Yes they do make a mold realse waxes But the best wax I have found is Mothers auto wax in the can

just make sure it's not a wax with any cleaners in it and will work fine

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jayson33 
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the bee's wax you will need to mix with parifen 50/50 this will make it softer and will help it transfur easly

to the object your wax'in

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If you plan on painting dont even think about the silcone because it soakes into surfaces bleeds out later

will cause paint not to stick

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bigjohnny 
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jayson33 wrote:

the bee's wax you will need to mix with parifen 50/50 this will make it softer and will help it transfur easly

to the object your wax'in

would this work on top of masking tape? or packing tape?
Im not doing any fiberglassing yet, just trying to plan out a little bit a head of time what im going to do and how.... gathering info.
Ive also noticed that this bees wax is stiffer than doodie, and once its on, its on.
If i mix it with paraffin, and make it softer, will I be able to wipe it off of something that i've waxed? I dont want to leave residues behind.
bigjohnny 
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I bought some parafein wax, and mixed it 50/50 but its still hard as a rock.
I was thinking it would need to be much softer to be able to be wiped on/off of a surface. maybe something along the lines of shoe polish or car wax.
I would either need vaseline or harsh solvents for that would I not? and for obvious reasons I'd like to avoid harsh solvents ;)
bigjohnny 
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Posted: October 30, 2008 at 5:44 PM / IP Logged  
dumb question here, but what about using a wax ring for a toilet? thats really soft wax.
Could it be mixed with beeswax?
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does the city or town where you live have a HOBBY LOBBY? if so, just go there and buy some PVA mold release. they always have it. it can be brushed on or sprayed. i use that or i also use plain old cheap turtle wax, never had a problem with either.

bigjohnny 
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PVA.... I remember seeing that in a video, I thought it was resin of some sort.
Now I'll have to look into that, cause it seems better than wax.
I may not be able to buy it locally but im sure i can find it online.

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