Mold Rubber Presents . . .
A Glowing Success Story in Candlemaking!
Beeskep II uses Smooth-On's PMC-744
Step 1: Plastic tubing is cut in
half and will serve to contain the liquid
Step 2: The model is mounted on a wooden base.
Step 3: The model is sealed with Smooth-On SuperSeal™ and allowed to dry.
Step 4: Ease Release™ release agent (from Smooth-On) is applied to the model and plastic tubing to prevent the rubber from sticking.
Step 5: The plastic tubing halves are assembled around the model and base, and are then secured with hose clamps. A holding fixture is positioned to center the model and prevent movement when the rubber is poured.
Step 6: Parts A & B are dispensed into a clean mixing container and thoroughly mixed.
Step 7: The mixed rubber is slowly poured into the plastic tubing around the model. The liquid rubber is then allowed to cure overnight.
Step 8: Next day, the plastic halves are removed. The wood model separates easily from the mold cavity.
Step 9: Hot beeswax (160º F / 70°C) is then poured into the mold cavity and allowed to cool.
Step 10: The finished wax casting is then removed from the mold, yielding a perfect copy.