radellaf Posted November 4, 2009 Report Share Posted November 4, 2009 Anyone have trouble with IGI 1343 A sticking badly to polycarbonate molds?With no additives and 2%-3% FO I was getting easy mold release from aluminum and poly, excellent mottling, and varying amounts of weeping of color or FO. So, I got some Vybar 343 in the hopes of having the same look but no weeping and at 1% it usually works. However, now my candles are leaving a LOT of residue on the polycarbonate molds. They release OK, but have a dimpled texture and leave a dimpled film of wax on the mold. I tried plain 1343 with no dye or fragrance and have the same problem, even with a light coating of silicone mold release (it made zero difference). Aluminum molds work great. After refrigerating the pillars or votives drop right out.Any ideas?1343 is supposed to have "good mold release" and the Vybar should help. It's easy enough to clean the votive molds I've been testing with but my first surpise was with a "large pyramid" mold which was a royal pain to clean out with hot water and paper towels. OTOH the dimpled texture looks nice. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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