This is part two of a series on steaming wax
from molds. Click here to go to part one.
3. Wallpaper steamers can
also do a good job of removing wax from a mold, but only if you
purchase a steamer with an attachment that allows you to direct the
steam into specific crevices in the mold. For best results,
place the mold so that wax drips out and is collected in a pan of
water. Use gloves to hold the mold (or place on top of
hardware cloth/wire mesh) and allow the steam to do the work.
4. Commercial products
for steaming out wax are available, but these tend to be smaller and
made for jewelry-sized molds. This equipment, which is fairly
expensive, is known in the industry as a "steam dewaxer."
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