Smokin' Mold to aid casting release?

walstr
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Smokin' Mold to aid casting release?

Postby walstr » Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:41 pm

Hello again;

I tried to look for this topic, rather than bothering you, but did not find it.

Do you have any suggestions or recommendations re: breaking in your molds or use of 'releases'?

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Re: Smokin' Mold to aid casting release?

Postby mtngun » Wed Jan 14, 2015 3:19 pm

Molds are shipped ready-to-cast.

I do not use a release, and don't recommend it.

Back in the day, when I was casting with brand X and brand Y molds using a bottom pour pot, I often found it helpful to smoke the cavity. The smoke acts as an insulator and helps the molten lead stay molten for a split second longer. I now realize that the root problem was with the bottom pour pots and with the brand X and brand y molds. :lol:

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Re: Smokin' Mold to aid casting release?

Postby walstr » Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:39 am

10-4. I opened up my bottom pour spout then cast 256 7/8oz 12ga slugs & it "pees like a horse!" Hope to 'get it wet' today, as it's in the high 20's so I can crack the garage doors without getting frostbite, eh.


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