by B1Bomber on July 25th, 2011
Been experminting with the Graphite slip plate. I got the stuff a my local Case implement store. When sprayed on, it sticks to every thing, but when dried out, nothing will stick to it. I will let you know how this turns out.
First test was a failure. Don`t stop using Partall. Candle wax works perfect though.
Duster, I’ve never heard of using candle wax, but it makes sense. Do you heat it and pour it into your molds or merely “paint” your mold with a wax-bar? If the former is the case, how do you control the thickness of the wax or prevent pooling?
Ok, first thangs first. The only reason I`me trying this stuff, is becaus I don`t have any partall. The next reason is I usualy only make one off part. Candel wax…..It works great, if you can control the iniatial aplacation. I melt candles in a pot, and then use a foam brush. You have to be quick. Its real easy to get too much. I then use a heat gun to melt all the wax back out of the mold. There will still be a very light film left after you get all you can get out. That is enough to make the parts come out very easly. This wont work every where, but works great on small molds. The down side to this method is you can never completely get the candle wax off you part. Priming and painting the part will be a problem.
I havent completely given up on the graphite slip plate yet.
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