I bought a heap of latex molds in the fiberglass casings but most of the la...

I bought a heap of latex molds in the fiberglass casings but most of the latex molds are perishing (luckily I wanted the pot molds that don’t have latex!).

Is there any way of saving them or do I bite the bullet and put them in the tip?

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1 month ago #2
MICHAEL
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if the perishing moulds have mother moulds that's a bonus as you can carefully wash them in dish soap fit them in the mothers and cast them in plaster. buy plaster in bulk bags as it is cheaper than a small amount from a craft shop. then you can use the new plaster castings to paint them with latex to make new moulds. and they will fit in the original mothers. some people think they wont fit the originals but this is not true. you can slip your new latex mould in there old original mother moulds. use a good stone type plaster or concrete if your brave and trust the mould to hold its final cast. talk the moulds before casting them as this will take the stickiness away and help avoid taring the mould as you take it of your new cast.

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1 month ago #3
Lizzie
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Michael, this is fabulous advice! Thank you so much for your help. Now I’ll give it a go and cross my fingers that it will work. I was hoping there may have been a way to rescue them.

If I need help, is there a way I can contact you?
Many thanks

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1 month ago #4
MICHAEL
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yes if you need help use this forum and ill keep looking for you. making a latex mould is easy so don't worry at least if you get a good cast from the mould you will be able to make more. so it will not mater if it tares. but try not to and if it happens then as long as the casting is ok. then just make a latex from it. i come from the uk. SCOTLAND.

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