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Old 04-13-2005, 07:46:03 PM
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I need to send some original parts off to have new castings made. However, I need to cover some machined surfaces, plug some holes, etc before I do. I know there is a type of wax that is used by foundry men to do this. I think it comes in sheets, sticks, etc. Can someone tell me the name, type and a supplier of this type material? Thanks.

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I need to send some original parts off to have new castings made. However, I need to cover some machined surfaces, plug some holes, etc before I do. I know there is a type of wax that is used by foundry men to do this. I think it comes in sheets, sticks, etc. Can someone tell me the name, type and a supplier of this type material? Thanks.

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For the purpose you are asking about, making an impression, ANY wax will work be it canning wax or candle wax. Buy whatever is the cheapest and PLUG AWAY!!!
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I don't know the name but I saw it at the foundry , in sheets of different thicknesses with an adhesive on the back side . I used some strips to enlarge a name tag that had been reproduced too many times. As for holes and building up machined surfaces they have a material like model makers clay, maybe a little firmer. Again I don't know the name but I'm sure a foundry would know ! Holes I use a wooden dowel the right length and diameter then smooth over the ends with the clay . Brian
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Hi Tommy Get hold of Preston fooseng@aol.com
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I have heard it referred to as Pattern Makers Wax.
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Tommy: Try this site. I think this is what you are looking for.

http://www.freemansupply.com/SpecialtyWaxes.htm
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Tommy, I sent some parts out for re-casting and I used Beeswax. It worked great and was easy to dig out so I could reuse the parts when I got them back from the foundry. Joe Kelley
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