How can I apply heat to my molds or castings if I'm not supposed to use my kitchen oven and I don't have access to an industrial oven?
You should NEVER use your kitchen oven for mold making or casting applications. If you don't have access to an industrial oven, you can create an alternative by building a "hot box" out of materials commonly found at Do It Yourself store or home center.
You can use the hot box to accelerate the cure of rubbers and plastics, to post cure castings, and to pre-heat molds for casting Crystal Clear Series resins.
This FAQ article is offered as a guideline and offers possible solutions to problems encountered during mold making and casting. No warranty is implied and it is up to the end user to determine suitability for any specific application. Always refer to the provided Technical Bulletins (TB) & Safety Data Sheets (SDS) before using any material. A small scale test is suggested to determine suitability of any recommendation before trying on a larger scale for any application.
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