- Models like clay
- Works like wax
- Lightweight; 40% lighter than Plastiline
- Self supporting without armature
- All grades are compatible;
- Hard Grade used for armature and building up piece, as well as, sharp detail
- Medium Grade used for detailing and modeling
- Soft Grade works like clay and is more susceptible to dings and bruising
- Castilene is compatible for use with silicones and other liquid molding rubbers
Yield: 15 cubic in./Lb
To Begin with Castilene
Soften with a variety of heat sources including heat lamps, hot boxes, heat guns, crock pots, microwave ovens, hot water or double boilers. DO NOT USE A DIRECT FLAME. Regardless of the heat source, avoid heating above 170F or air bubbles may result. Castilene can be melted and poured at about 170F. The strength and light weight of Castilene allows sculpting without a wire armature in many cases.
Working with Castilene
Hard Castilene will remain malleable while working if kept warm. All three hardnesses are compatible with one another. Hard Castilene can be used as an armature and soft or medium Castilene can be applied on top of the hard. All generic wax tools and wax carving methods are compatible with Castilene. Heat tools before carving. Chill Castilene to achieve optimum hardness for high detail and burnishing.
Polishing and Finishing Methods
Use wax compatible products including Goo Gone, De-Solv-it, d-limonene or Prepsol based products. Mineral oil, Turpinoid and petroleum products will lubricate the surface. Polish with Chiffon, nylon or burnishing tools. Castilene does not inhibit silicone or other mold rubbers. Castilene can be burned out for lost wax casting.
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