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« on: January 27, 2009 09:28:39 AM »

Hi

I'm not sure if i'm posting this in the right place or not (sorry if i'm not!)

I tried to make some resin pendants before christmas and i can't remove them from the mould and they still feel sticky, i used mould release on the mould before putting the resin in and the first few i did have worked.

I can't use the mould now and rather than have to buy a new one i was hoping someone may have tips on how to release them - please  Smiley

Also has anyone got any tips on what to use to create a small hole in the top so i can hang them on jump rings ?

Thanks for your  help
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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2009 02:10:43 PM »

Hi!
Make sure to use the mold release, some you let dry.. some you can wipe out.. sounds like your resin did not cure.. if you're using a 1:1 resin makes sure to measure it correctly.. and stir it up well.. the also generally cure best in the 70's.. watch the humidity depending on where you are.. you're going to need another mold if it is gooey.. most take less than a day to pop out...
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2009 02:24:58 AM »

thanks, i was reading up on it last night and i think i used too much pigment in it.

Oh well new mould it is then Sad

thanks again
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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2009 08:22:31 AM »

try putting them in the freezer for awhile they usually will pop right out but I have broke a few cause they wore frozen but at least i saved the mould!!, that usually works for me, you can also use finger nail polish to remove the tackness or buy some spray thats made for that. you may want to look in the resin thread on jewerly and trinkets dicussion and questions board.I use spray pam for cooking on my moulds for release and it works great. I think its now up to 121 pages and it is very helpful...
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« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2009 08:44:42 AM »

thanks i'll try that, i'm not bothered about the actual pendant i was just hoping to save the mold.

I'll look at that board too, thanks for all the advice.
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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2009 09:47:06 AM »

I've had this happen more times than I care to admit. to get it out of the mold i've
shoved the mold in the freezer for about an hour then gave it a good hard whack on the counter.
used a pair of pliers to pull the squishy piece out
 and sometime you just have to give up.

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