MOLD RELEASE

A mold release, also known as a parting agent, is used to allow parts to be easily removed from the original plug or mold. It also adds a durable surface finish to the part.

It is important to use a mold release when working with molds. The two most popular mold releases used are a wax and a PVA (polyvinyl alcohol).  When used together, they form a great release system.

A mold release helps the mold last longer and protects against damage. Even though it can be time consuming to add a mold release, it is worth it.

A mold release wax can be rubbed on evenly similar to waxing a car.  It should dry between layers but not for too long, as it will be more difficult to wax off. Several layers are recommended.

Next a PVA solution of water-soluble, film forming material can be used. It can be brushed on but it is ideal to use a spray gun when applying it. PVA needs to have at least three layers (more can be used if desired). The PVA needs to dry completely between each layer. PVA will clean off easily and leaves a tack free surface.

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Partall Paste #2

“The Original Green Wax” General purpose polishing compound Mold release Use prior to Partall Film #10 Ships within one business day
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Partall Film #10

Water soluble film Mold release Recommended for separation between polyester or epoxy resins and mold surfaces NOT recommended for use with substrates containing water or giving off water during cure...
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Orca Shimmer Wax 11 oz

Carnauba-based paste wax Creates a durable film that is resistant to abrasion Mold release Ships within one business day
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Orca Slip Semi-Permanent Liquid

Short cure time for faster turnover Does not require a sealer Extra high slip properties for difficult releases Mold release Ships within one business day
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ISOKOTE 1000 Release Agent

Silicone based release agent Ships within one business day
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TR 104 Hi-Temp Mold Release

Carnauba wax Mold release paste wax Easy to use Provides hard film with superior heat and chemical properties Polishes to high gloss without streaking Ships within one business day
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SynLube 531 Release Agent

Non-silicone release agent Works well with polyurethanes, epoxies, polyester resins and silicone rubbers Ships within one business day
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Ease Release 2300

Superior release with minimum build up on mold surfaces Great for casting urethane, epoxy and polyester parts Ships within one business day
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Universal Mold Release-Aerosol

Mold release Especially formulated for mold making and casting Ships within one business day
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Orca GC1 Semi-Permanent Liquid Gallon

Provides a hard, glossy, smooth film which allows multiple molding cycles Mold release Economical Excellent release Applies quickly and easily Ships within one business day
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