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just getting ready to mould some F/G into some moulds and i have no releasing agent..

anyone know what esle i can use instead???
( i will be painting F/G so nothing that will react with that..)
 

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You stating that you are getting ready to pour your fiberglass into a mold. What is the mold made of?

I have heard some people use car was as a releasing agent.

You might list exactly what you are making.

I'll help as much as I can.

Later
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i heard the same thing about wax but im not sure if it was car wax or not....im pretty sure they sell mold release wax
 

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I coulda sworn someone told me before to use wax paper and/or crisco shortning. I think they also sell special mold release agents but I been getting high lately and dont remember.
 

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Originally posted by /\Chris/\@Dec 2 2003, 05:03 AM
I coulda sworn someone told me before to use wax paper and/or crisco shortning. I think they also sell special mold release agents but I been getting high lately and dont remember.
see thats another thing someone i know does..but he said he uses pam cooking spray and rubs it into the mold some....but the crisco and wax paper sounds like it would work...
 

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i have used car wax of course you don't rubbit in just lay a thin layer of it on and i have also used sex wax both worked awesome
but again what the hell is the mold of and for



Last edited by joebomber52 at Dec 2 2003, 01:11 PM
 

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the professionals use a compressor. When building a mold, they build in a valve, kinda like on your rims. When the fiberglass is hard, they connect a compressor to it, and compress air between the mold and the fiberglass, very effective.
 

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Originally posted by Joost....@Dec 2 2003, 02:02 PM
the professionals use a compressor. When building a mold, they build in a valve, kinda like on your rims. When the fiberglass is hard, they connect a compressor to it, and compress air between the mold and the fiberglass, very effective.
still needc something yo keep it from sticking together
 

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i am just constructing 4" wide panels about 3-layers thick..

its not a complicated mould. ( i would not try that without release agent.)

what i used in the end was some sticky alluminium foil tape, stuck to a piece of mdf ..WORKED WELL..

thanks for replys anyway.. :thumbsup:
 

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If I understand what your asking....use tinfoil. Cover whatever you are using for a mold, that you dont want to get fiberglass on, with aluminum foil. Then cover it in resin, you can then pull the fiberglass off, then peel the foil off the fiberglass.
 

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I work w/ fiberglass for a living, we use a release agent from Loctite called freecoat- you apply it 3 times, and buff it to a shine- that's what's best for multiple use molds- on one time molds we just use a whole lot of bee's wax- it works really well.Hope that helped-One
 

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Originally posted by CANUHOP@Dec 5 2003, 03:06 PM
I work w/ fiberglass for a living, we use a release agent from Loctite called freecoat- you apply it 3 times, and buff it to a shine- that's what's best for multiple use molds- on one time molds we just use a whole lot of bee's wax- it works really well.Hope that helped-One
Bees wax? thats a good idea..

will this stuff be removed from finished piece ok??

One other question..
i use gloves when ever possible but there are times when that is not possible..

i dont normally react to stuff like this..but this shit is making my hand itch like F*******K..
How can i remove all F/G irritation ??????

Thanks.....
 

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i just finished some fiberglass work myself and all i used was duct tape. it worked great
 

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tell me about it..

i rekon in 2-days time all my damn skin will be gone..


i have worked with fibreglass based insulation materials that does the same thing to skin.. a good cold bath normally gits rid of it, but not this shit..
:roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:



Last edited by jjj at Dec 6 2003, 04:54 PM
 

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You got the right idea w/ the cold water- you might wanna try apple cider vinegar, it smells like shit, but it gets the job done!The beex wax actually helps in the first stage of buffing, if you're doin' a high gloss project.If not just wipe it off w/ a clean cloth.Another helpful hint- if you're doin' high detail molds- use a thin layer or two of a high quality gelcoat before you fiberglass the piece- this gives you an excellent base to paint- hope that helps-PEACE
 

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nothin to trick..just keepin it simple for now..

thanks for advise. :thumbsup:
 
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