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CJ Munn

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Started On : 09-Apr-2005 at 02:30:00 PM, #Views : 1891

Topic Subject : Re: speeding up setting time of plaster

sorry that should be decreasing not increasing setting time. doh!


On 9 Apr 2005, at 19:00, aliforum@lifecasting.org wrote:

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> Post Date : Saturday 09th of April 2005 02:00:01 PM
> Posted by : "CJ Munn" cj@rockabelly.co.uk
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> 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
>
> On 8 Apr 2005, at 22:50, aliforum@lifecasting.org wrote:
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>> Post Date : Friday 08th of April 2005 05:50:37 PM
>> Posted by : "Claire Nelson" claire.nelson@free.fr
>>
>> 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.
>>
>> Does anyone know how to do it?
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Claire
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