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Alumilite White Casting Question
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Posted 11 November 2011 - 10:06 AM
Newb to the hardbait side of things here. Can Alumilite White be used in an aluminum mold? I was having trouble finding out if there were any issues with that. Thanks.
Posted 12 November 2011 - 05:53 AM
I have used it a few times in a large jig mold for making a slow sinking jig. It was hard to get the mold full before it starts setting up because the stream was so thick it would clog the narrow section of the pouring hole and not let the alumanite get down into the cavity. It is a little tuff getting it to release from the mold and it always left a very thin film of alumanite stuck to the walls of the cavity which was hard to scrape out and there is a lot of flashing to trim off most of which you can just scrape off with your thumb nail. Not trying to be discouraging and it will work but It was too much of a PIA so I don't mess with it anymore. Hope you have better luck and or more patience with it than I did.
Posted 12 November 2011 - 08:09 AM
Also, as alumnite hardens it expands, better to use hand made molds.