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Topic: bees wax as mold release?

Posted By: bigjohnny
Subject: bees wax as mold release?
Date Posted: October 23, 2008 at 10:06 PM

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.



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Posted By: jayson33
Date Posted: October 24, 2008 at 12:04 AM

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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Posted By: jayson33
Date Posted: October 24, 2008 at 12:09 AM

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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Posted By: jayson33
Date Posted: October 24, 2008 at 12:13 AM

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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Posted By: bigjohnny
Date Posted: October 24, 2008 at 3:16 PM
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.




Posted By: bigjohnny
Date Posted: October 25, 2008 at 12:03 PM
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 ;)




Posted By: bigjohnny
Date Posted: October 30, 2008 at 5:44 PM
dumb question here, but what about using a wax ring for a toilet? thats really soft wax.

Could it be mixed with beeswax?




Posted By: ckeeler
Date Posted: October 30, 2008 at 5:54 PM

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.





Posted By: bigjohnny
Date Posted: October 31, 2008 at 6:56 AM
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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