View Full Version : Plasticine

03-11-2004, 03:40 PM
OK - Modeling Clay to EN71 ASTM D-4236 The stuff we used as kids 50 years ago and is still popular. I use it these days if I am repairing anything using Araldite. Araldite flows so I build moulds using ordinary plasticine. But getting rid of the plasticine afterwards is always messy. I generally end up using a knife etc. There must be some liquid etc that removes the stuff. Mothers particularly must have discovered how to save childrens clothes. Funny place to ask for help on this but I bet somebody out there can help me.

03-11-2004, 03:59 PM
Are you using Plastacine 0.9 Beta or 1.0 PR?

03-11-2004, 04:03 PM
I think this is a very sticky subject

Tom B.
03-11-2004, 04:11 PM
Try Kerosene. It worked 50 years ago.

03-11-2004, 04:22 PM
Plasticine is oil (and some are also turpentine) based.

WD40 is kerosine based, and may be more convenient to use.

03-11-2004, 04:46 PM
sling it in the washing machine. Always worked for me Mum

Billy T
03-11-2004, 05:35 PM
Find a solvent and also use heat.

Heat + solvent + toothbrush = clean moulding.

Clean toothbrush carefully before reuse.:D


Billy 8-{)

03-11-2004, 06:48 PM
Well, now I know why I use wax :D

the highlander
03-11-2004, 08:15 PM
Eucalyptus Oil