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How to Use and Maintain Silicone Molds to Ensure Their Long Performance

Like everything else, your molds and the outer support shells of the molds need careful maintenance to be able to serve you for years. 
Below we are presenting some useful tips to enable you to use your molds and their support shells effectively for several hundreds of times. 

So, please read the below information and keep it for your further reference. 

Clean the molds with a sponge and mild soapy water and let dry.

Do not reverse the mold inside out to dry it. Dry it with a piece of napkin.

Store your silicone molds and outer shells separately, on a flat layer. Do not pile your molds and their shells into a nylon bag or in a box. Neither put into your luggage with heavy things on them. 

If you’re not planning to use the molds for a long while, you can pour warm candle wax into the molds to keep its shape.  It will easily been demolded later.

Piling your molds on each other will cause their bending and wrapping, which will cause malformation of your products.
Therefore please be attentive when you store the silicone molds and their shells.

Hint: if you want to create more space for storing molds, you can put them on shelves.

Keep your molds and the outer support shells in a cool and dry environment. Do not put them under direct sunlight, ultraviolet light or in a frozen environment.

Exposing to extremely hot or cold weather conditions would result in malformation and/or wrap of your molds.

In no way use a hair drier or hot fans or air blowers to quickly set the mortar you put into the molds.
Please don't leave the molds with a grout in it unmolded till the next day.
The recommended unmolding time is 15-20 minutes, for this you can use fast set repair grouts.
Don't keep the grout inside the mold uselessly more, as the final product is hardened, take it out of the mold.
This can shorten the life of the mold.
When you unmold, keep the molds beneath the folding line between the outer and inner parts of the mold. towards its inner bottom.

Important note:
If you will not use the molds please don't leave their outer support shells over the molds.
Put the silicone molds separately and solely on the flat shelves, to keep their shapes.
Put the outer shells to a separate shelf. 
Don't leave the molds and the outer shells under the direct sunlight.
Otherwise, they will be deformed.

 

Instead you can buy the quick set repair mortars from your construction materials selling store. 

Do not pierce holes on the molds and the support shells. Do not drill or tear the holes on the molds and outer support shells. This will deformate their shapes.

To avoid from the bubbles within the products you cast in the molds, you can rap from the sides of the molds immediately after pouring the concrete mixture.

Do not use solvents to clean your molds and the outer support shells. Do not wash any part of the molds in a dishwasher.  Do not wash the molds and their support shells with extremely hot and boiling water.
Make sure your molds are completely dry before storing.

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