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CJ Munn

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Started On : 09-Apr-2005 at 02:00:01 PM, #Views : 1866

Topic Subject : Re: speeding up setting time of plaster

Hi Claire

As others have said, a dash of salt in the mix speeds it up (best to
experiment to work out how much. I just do things by the pinch or
handful, never measure anything).
Or, as Philip said (I think) flakes of dry plaster in the mix or even
better a small amount of just setting (starting to turn to about wet
sand consistency) plaster just at the bottom of your mixing vessel will
act as a catalyst and make the rest turn faster.
Or use warm water, which is a simple and fast way of increasing setting
time.
Dental plaster isn't expensive though, so maybe it's worth investing in
some to have a go with.

cj x

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> Post Date : Friday 08th of April 2005 05:50:37 PM
> Posted by : "Claire Nelson" claire.nelson@free.fr
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> speeding up setting time of plaster:--
> I don't have any fast-setting dental plaster and would like to speed
> up setting time of regular plaster.
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> Does anyone know how to do it?
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