|To Begin with
Soften with a variety of heat sources including heat lamps, hot boxes, heat
guns, crock pots, microwave ovens, hot water or double boilers. DO NOT USE
A DIRECT FLAME. Regardless of the heat source, avoid heating above 170°
F or air bubbles may result. Castilene can be melted and poured at about
170° F. The strength and light weight of Castilene allows sculpting
without a wire armature in many cases.
Working with Castilene
Hard Castilene will remain malleable while working if kept warm. All three
hardness are compatible with one another. Hard Castilene can be used as an
armature and soft or medium Castilene can be applied on top of the hard.
All generic wax tools and wax carving methods are compatible with Castilene.
Heat tools before carving. Chill Castilene to achieve optimum hardness for
high detail and burnishing.
Polishing and Finishing Methods
Use wax compatible products including Goo Gone, De-Solv-it, d-limonene or
Prepsol based products. Mineral oil, Turpinoid and petroleum products will
lubricate the surface. Polish with Chiffon, nylon or burnishing tools. Castilene
does not inhibit silicone or other mold rubbers. Castilene can be burned
out for lost wax casting.
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