Honey Wax® reduces man-hours due to its exceptional ease of application and buffing. It is an excellent mold release agent providing reproducibility, glossiness, and a non-staining, hard releasing film which are important to the fabricator. It is easier to apply and remove than other processed waxes and the residual film is resistant to abrasion. Honey Wax® creates a durable wax surface that remains intact for multiple pulls.
Honey Wax® Features
- Premium carnauba based paste mold release agent
- Extremely easy to wipe off, reducing labor hours
- Reproducibility, glossiness, and non-staining
- The mold surface should be thoroughly cleaned of all contaminants such as oils, grease, wax, dirt, or previous release agents by hand buffing followed by KantStik® Mold Cleaner. The cleaned surface should be completely dry. Then apply 2 coats of KantStik® Sealer 1.0 to seal surface porosity.
- Apply a thin, even film of Honey Wax® using circular motions and making sure there is complete uniform coverage. Use the applicator sponge or a clean, dry rag.
- The coating should be left to haze completely. This process should take approximately 2-15 minutes depending upon ambient temperatures and humidity. Hazing is an important step, as all the solvents should evaporate completely before buffing. The wax film should be totally dry.
- Buff the surface to a luster using a fresh, clean absorbent cloth or micro fiber towel as soon as the wax film is totally dry.
- Wait approximately 10 to 15 minutes before applying another coat of Honey Wax®. Five to seven applications initially will effectively fill the pores and coat the mold surface (The number of coats depends upon the porosity of the mold).
- Once a part is pulled, apply two more coats of Honey Wax®.
- For the third part, a single application will suffice. From this point on, multiple pulls can be achieved.
- If a new mold is being put into service and molding is done with a polyester resin, it is recommended that PVA be used over the 5-7 coats of Honey Wax® for the first 2 molding cycles. This is not necessary if the mold is seasoned and being reconditioned.
NOTE: In high humidity conditions, it may be necessary to give the mold a final wiping with a clean, dry cloth to remove any haze that develops from unreleased solvents. In order to avoid contamination, a clean cloth should always be used when applying and buffing this product.