wax removal

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  1. brokensheer
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    I have been told never to use a mechanical polisher to remove wax in a mold, can anyone tell me if there has been any technological break through in this tough Thanks
     
  2. fly186
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    Remove wax from the mold? Why? Do you mean removing wax from the laminate after it's removed from the mold?
     
  3. brokensheer
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    Polishing or buffing after its applied to a mold
     
  4. ondarvr
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    Recommended application methods can vary a bit between the types of products and brands, but read the directions on the container, it will give you the best advice for the product you have.
     
  5. gonzo
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    I think it would depend on the type of polisher. Most people use a polisher and finish by hand if a really high quality is needed.
     
  6. ondarvr
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    I don't know anyone that uses a polisher for waxing a mold.

    This doesn't mean someone doesn't do it, only that when I travel with the mold release reps they all say NO.
     
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    Are you referring to a polisher that looks like a grinder or the small orbital ones with terry cloth used to spread wax?
     
  8. ondarvr
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    The question asked was about removing wax with a polisher. No type of mechanical polisher is recommended by any mold release supplier that I know of.
     

  9. brokensheer
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    brokensheer Senior Member

    polisher wax remover

    Thanks guys I have always done it by hand, as the machine heat the surface,, I have a new hull mold coming along and I was hoping I would not have to buy any more Advil thank I normally keep on hand !
     
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