|To Begin Castilene
Soften with a variety of heat sources including heat lamps, hot boxes, crock
pots, microwave oven, hot water or double boiler. DO NOT USE A DIRECT FLAME.
Avoid heating above 210 °F or air bubbles may result. Castilene can
be melted and poured at 170-180 °F. The strength and light weight of
Castilene allows sculpting without a wire armature in many cases.
Working with Castilene
Hard Castilene remains malleable while working if kept warm by heat lamps,
warm water, etc. All three hardness are compatible with one another. Hard
Castilene can be used as an armature and soft and medium Castilene can be
applied on top. Wax tools and wax carving methods are compatible with Castilene.
Heat tools before carving. Chill Castilene to achieve optimum hardness for high detail and burnishing.
Polishing and Finishing Castilene
Use any wax dissolving solution including Goo-Gone, De-Solv-it, d-limonene or Prepsol based products,
mineral oils and terpenoids to smooth the surface and polish with a clean
cloth. Castilene does not inhibit the curing of silicone rubbers. Castilene
can be burned out for lost wax casting.