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 Post subject: Silicone molds over time
PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2003 5:31 am 
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I have always noticed over time that molds don't line up 100% after many uses like they did when they are fresh. I wonder if it's minor shrinkage or warping. I also read somewhere that you can restore most of the original state by heating them to around 300o in an oven fr a period of time.

Anyone know what I'm talking about or tried it? Max?


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 Post subject: Re: Silicone molds over time
PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2003 11:14 am 
I haven't had any moulds distort with time. Maybe haven't had any long enough :)

I recondition moulds that are getting weak, by spraying with silicone and putting in the oven at 50 C for a few hours.

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 Post subject: Re: Silicone molds over time
PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2003 1:39 pm 
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Yep, that's what thought. So how long are you leaving them in the oven? Does it restore the gloss? Does it leave an odour in the oven? (I have to keep the kitchen owner happy)


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 Post subject: Re: Silicone molds over time
PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2003 1:39 pm 
I tend to leave them in all day. I put a tray on the shelf above so they dont get grilled!

No smells. Not sure about the gloss, just a good wash and spray with silicone should do that.

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