42199Re: Spray type mold release?
- Oct 1, 2012JR, One problem is these are loose patterns which is one reason for my 4 threaded holes and rods method of drawing the pattern. I have used johnson floor wax sucessfully for OHV engine heads but the finning was far less complicated. You can make an electric vibrator from an orbital hand sander by using a stud on the bottom of the plate that goes into a hole in the corner of the matchplate. Personally, all my matchplate work is done with petrobond (not the heads) and I just rap the sides of the matchplate.
--- In email@example.com, Jim Rogers <jr@...> wrote:
> I would think that the wax and silicone would stick to the sand, one
> thing I do on my troublesome patterns is spray them with a rubbing
> alcohol/graphite dust mix, let that dry, and then dust with more
> graphite or parting powder again. The pros use air vibrators on their
> match plates to help release the patterns from the sand, I sometimes use
> one of those electric auto-hammers on mine, have you tried anything like
> On 10/1/12 8:56 AM, creepinogie wrote:
> > Folks,
> > I'm casting a batch of air cooled heads with long deep closely spaced fins. In short, I'm having a hard time getting the pattern to release. I'm using threaded holes in the backside of the pattern that I screw threaded rods into, then they go through a plate and I extract the pattern with thumbscrews for an even draw. But the withdrawl is hard. I've been using Johnson paste wax and some silicon spray mold release but it's not working as well as I had hoped.
> > Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
> > LL
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