reusing clay after molding

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hez1

New Member
Question for the peeps who have done this....After you've sealed your sculpt (regular clear coat, yes?) and poured some rubber on top of it, let it cure and all that...is the clay reusable when you've demolded? Does the surface need taking off, to get rid of the clear coat? I'm not keen on throwing 12lbs of clay in the bin if I don't have to.
 

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biohunter76

New Member
Just use a razor blade to shave off a layer. You will still be tossing away some clay but nowhere near as much.
 

Usurper

Well-Known Member
Never threw away any here, sat there picking silicone and plaster out of it sometimes, my chavant nsp is like 3 yrs + old now :)
 

Elder one

New Member
regarding the clear coat - if your using the Klean Klay - I just worked the coating into the clay and re-use as is.


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Uratz

Member
If the clear coat is thick enough to affect the clay I'd remove it. I re-use clay all the time - also picking out dirt, plaster, silicone bits whatever.
For the molding process I use and re-use Paper Clay. Once dried it can be recycled simply by removing the dirt, tearing it to small pieces then re soak in a large container of water for 1 day.
Next day just knead it all back together and store it in airtight containers and its ready for use next time.
 

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