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Old 06-23-2011, 04:32 AM
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I have a few fiber glass parts to make and I normally use Part All mold release wax. The problem is this wax is so hard to remove! I have only use part all so I don't know if there is something easier to apply/remove??? I was looking at TR Industries wax, any suggestions??
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Old 06-23-2011, 05:30 AM
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One of the tricks with any wax is use only enough wax to bring up a shine, do not let it dry before starting the buffing. As soon as you apply the wax buff it out some, pay attention to the corners and tight areas. A wax build up will cause finish problems. when the wax is almost dry finish the buffing to a shine. Then spray on a light coat of mold release. Acetone is a good wax remover!
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I also use part all wax and you'll find it gets easier as your molds season. Also, I use a 3" air buffer which really works well..

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I have used the TR Industries wax (hi temp & regular) as well as Meguiar's #88, but still prefer the Rexco Part-all #2 wax. I like the way the PVA (Rexco Part-all #10) goes on it much better with no fish eyes or imperfections at all. I have had some issues with incompatibility with the PVA and other waxes before. The other waxes seem to be easier to buff out, but I feel they are not as durable IMHO.

I just got in some Freekote 770NC semi-permanent release system & FMS mold sealer to try out, but we shall see how it works out for me prior to me making any suggestions for it!

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When applying Part-all Paste #2 you want to buff the wax off within 1 minute of the application.  I wipe it on a buff it off almost immediately.  I use two clothes to do the buffing.  I use one cloth to remove the excess and another clean cloth to do the final buffing.
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I have been using Dolphin Wax from H&M Racing, freindlier than Part-All.
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Ahh yes, Dolphin wax. I need to pick up some of that too for my wing molds soon....

I also buff the part-all #2 off within a couple of minutes, or as soon as it begins to haze some. I then let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes and then buff it with a clean cloth or a 3" palm buffer. till it shines. I will do this with each coat until I have applied the desired amount of coats.
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