Cleaning and drying silicone molds?

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by pandabarnes, Aug 1, 2015.

  1. pandabarnes

    pandabarnes Active Member

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    I'm guessing washing them with soapy water wasn't wise - they still stink of polyester resin, and they're still wet days later despite my laying them out on newspaper and doing my best to dry them out.

    I now have new resin and I'm keen to get cracking, but from what I've read moisture is a no-no, so just wondered if anyone has tips for getting em dry?

    And how to clean them next time? Or do I just demold and not worry?

    Thanks.
     
  2. robn1

    robn1 Master Member

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    You should avoid using harsh cleaners that can dry out the rubber. I use water and liquid hand soap, rub with my fingers and rinse. Then I dry with a blast from my air compressor. In my shop (no running water) I use baby wipes if it's not too dirty.
     
  3. pandabarnes

    pandabarnes Active Member

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    Cool, thanks robn1, I have a small compressor so I've given them a blast with that and I'm ready to go!

    Lets hope the casting goes OK! lol.
     

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