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Hi Everyone, I’m using 8 cell silicone moulds to make snapbars. I’m finding when I de-mould the bars some wax is sticking in the corners of the mould spoiling the overall finish of the bar. Im using Ecosoya Q230 and pouring at approximately 72 degrees. I leave the bars for a minimum of 3 hours at room temperature before de-moulding. Can anyone offer any advice? Thanks in advance.

 

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I know nothing about soy - is Q230 a container wax? If so it could be it's just too soft of a wax for the silicone, or it could be 3 hours is not long enough to have the wax be properly hard enough to unmold. You could try leaving it in for a couple hours longer and that could possibly help.

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52 minutes ago, Gemma3758 said:

Hi Everyone, I’m using 8 cell silicone moulds to make snapbars. I’m finding when I de-mould the bars some wax is sticking in the corners of the mould spoiling the overall finish of the bar. Im using Ecosoya Q230 and pouring at approximately 72 degrees. I leave the bars for a minimum of 3 hours at room temperature before de-moulding. Can anyone offer any advice? Thanks in advance.

 

 

I had a lot of issues with container wax and silicone molds. You ideally want either the GW for Wax and Melts or the Ecosoya PB for them. I would recommend just leaving them sit longer, maybe even overnight with the container wax and even then you may miss some corners or detail when removing.

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Pop them in the freezer for 5 minutes, it typically will release very easily.  You have to wait till the melts are back at room temp to actually package them.

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I thought Q230 was Ecosoya's pillar wax??  The old one use to just pop out of the mold..the new one should also? Did you say you poured at 72 deg....?  Is that celcius?

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Yes I’m pouring at 72c. I’ve tried some of the suggestions and still just the corners of each mold are sticking. When the mold is brand new is doesn’t happen but after a few uses this starts to occur. Maybe I’m being picky, it’s not terrible but I like my melts to look perfect.

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