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Mold Mix 6

This is part two of a multi-part tip on Mold Mix 6, a refractory molding compound made by Zircar.  Click here to read part one.

Mold Mix 6 is a fairly expensive product, made more expensive by being sold predominately in gallon size containers.  To get the best results from the product, it's important to take several precautions.

1.  Once the product has been opened, keep it stored in an airtight container.  Keep moisture away also, prolonged exposure to moisture or air can cause the mixture to cure prematurely and ruin.

2.  Remove only the amount needed from the container.  Small amounts can be stored in a Ziploc bag or similar airtight container until needed. 

3.  For best results, use a small hand mixer to whip the material until it has the consistency of smooth cream.  Be certain that all lumps have been removed before using.

4.  If the mixture hardens after mixing and before use, it can be remixed in a small container using a smooth or similar utensil.  Try to avoid this, though, by keep the material in an airtight container after mixing.

Click here for information on applying Mold Mix 6 to your model for casting.

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Copyright 2006 Brad Walker.  All rights reserved.

Thanks to Melanie Rowe and Leslie Rowe Israelson for their suggestions on using Mold Mix 6.

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