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Thread: Cleaning Molds

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    Default Cleaning Molds

    I have a metal votive mold that I use now and again and even after spraying it down with mold release the candles are a real challenge to get out. I can't remember where I saw the product but I thought there was something out there designed to clean molds to prevent this type of thing. Can anyone point me in the right direction or have a home remedy? Thanks.

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    Default Re: Cleaning Molds

    Heat your mold up real good and wipe it out with a paper towel.

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    Default Re: Cleaning Molds

    You may have to many impurities in your wax like honey or propalis.

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    Default Re: Cleaning Molds

    If it is wax build up, you can use a hair dryer and paper towel. Works great for glass, too.

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    Default Re: Cleaning Molds

    I would also recommend after you get your mold cleaned up to pour your wax at a warmer temp. As you pour you should see the wax making circles around the mold as you pour slow. you can go a little hotter if you don't like the jump lines but you'll run into the wax sticking maybe.

    Good luck.

    Oops- Not warmer, cooler. Definitely cooler.
    Last edited by beesohappy; 02-28-2013 at 09:42 PM. Reason: had to change warmer to cooler

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    Default Re: Cleaning Molds

    Once you heat them up, upside down and wipe them out
    an old nylon stocking works good for cleaning/polishing

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    Default Re: Cleaning Molds

    Good stuff, thanks for the tips.

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