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    Smile MP Molds Are Beautiful!

    I just received my MP mold today and it is a beautiful work of art! This is the first mold I've purchased from MP and it will not be the last! I hope to be using it soon. Money well spent.
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    Super quick delivery too! Ordered on Friday, got delivery the following Wednesday!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzard II View Post
    I just received my MP mold today and it is a beautiful work of art! This is the first mold I've purchased from MP and it will not be the last! I hope to be using it soon. Money well spent.
    Bob

    Super quick delivery too! Ordered on Friday, got delivery the following Wednesday!
    I have a couple of his molds too...not only are they are super good looking, but they also cast superbly good boolits!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hermans View Post
    I have a couple of his molds too...not only are they are super good looking, but they also cast superbly good boolits!
    How should I prep the mold for first time use? Mine is an aluminum round ball mold. Thanks.
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    When I got my first MP mold I didn't want to put a patina on it. I wanted to put it on a pedestal and just admire it as a work of art. While heavy the do cast like a dream. Just to be fair and balanced, I have a couple of Accurate molds that are also great. Enjoy them for your lifetime.

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    Yeah, but how should I prep the aluminum round ball mold for first use?
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    I usually just clean wuth soap and an old tooth brush the spray with break cleaner. Then heat the mould on a hot plate while the leas is melting and start casting. For brass I heat to 400 and cool thru 4 cycles until it gets a light bronze pantina.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Minerat View Post
    I usually just clean wuth soap and an old tooth brush the spray with break cleaner. Then heat the mould on a hot plate while the leas is melting and start casting. For brass I heat to 400 and cool thru 4 cycles until it gets a light bronze pantina.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzard II View Post
    Yeah, but how should I prep the aluminum round ball mold for first use?
    Preheat on a hotplate with a steel plate on the coils to distribute the heat to about 400F and start casting. Any machine oil will evaporate. Without preheat those 6 or 8 sprues will be hard to cut.
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    You're welcome sorry for my atrocious spelling.

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    Not a problem. I appreciate the info!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Minerat View Post
    I usually just clean wuth soap and an old tooth brush the spray with break cleaner. Then heat the mould on a hot plate while the leas is melting and start casting. For brass I heat to 400 and cool thru 4 cycles until it gets a light bronze pantina.
    Not meant to hijack the thread but I just got my first MP mold today. As others have said, real works of art. To the point, is this the color/patina we're looking for? First photo is as delivered and washed, second is heat cycled 5 times on hot plate to 400 - 450 degrees.

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    Can't wait to start using it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B y r o n View Post
    Not meant to hijack the thread but I just got my first MP mold today. As others have said, real works of art. To the point, is this the color/patina we're looking for? First photo is as delivered and washed, second is heat cycled 5 times on hot plate to 400 - 450 degrees.


    Can't wait to start using it.

    Looks Good!

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