Baby Powder As A Release Agent On Silicone

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kev1969

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Ive read that some people rather than using a spray wax release agent with silicone molds use baby powder (talcum powder)
Has anyone used this method? Is it better than using wax spray?
 

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division 6

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It helps draw the resin into the details.

As far as I know about the only thing that sticks to silicon is silicon.

In the past my friends and I even sprayed paint into molds to cut down on having to paint pieces. (didn't always work)
 

PropReplicator2

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I have used both spray release and baby powder over the past several years. In my opinion, the baby powder does just as good a job of being a release agent as the spray release. Make sure to use one of the two methods though, to prolong the life of your mold. I've had multiple occasions where i stopped using a release agent because I ran out or I simply didn't feel like taking the time to apply it to the mold before pouring the resin, and after a few castings the silicon drys out and the mold will eventually rip when you remove the casting.
 

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MangyDog

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Can you use baby powder on silicone breasts instead of talcum powder
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Also talc/baby powder is good for drawing resin into details but remember to use an air hose to remove ALLLLL the excess powerder. It might also seem a little grippier to the resin. But ive not had any problems with it.

Never used a release agent.
 

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