Bluetex, 2 Gallons

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**FREEZE WARNING**: We do not recommend ordering latex to be shipped in the months between October and April because of the risk of freezing in transit. If you order this product during one of those months, you are acknowledging you understand the risk for frozen product and are assuming that risk if the product arrives frozen/damaged.

Bluetex is a new technology natural rubber mold making latex formulation. Bluetex is pale blue in color, and is offered as a new alternative to our Latex 74 for making production molds for casting portland and gypsum cements. Bluetex contains an internal mold release, which provides the ability to obtain multiple castings of concrete without requiring the application of mold release agents, and also provides improved abrasion resistance. Simply mist the Bluetex mold with water prior to pouring cement. Bluetex also offers improved aging of the latex mold, better resistance to sunlight, and with the elimination of mold release, some cost reduction.

A high solids natural latex rubber, Bluetex is about 60% solids and as a result it will build and dry quickly so that multiple layers of material can be applied in one day. Generally a good mold will require 20-30 layers of latex (depending on the size of the piece being molded) to build up enough material to function well as a mold. Great for casting plaster, gypsum cements and portland cements. Not recommended for wax and plastic resins. A gallon of Bluetex will cover approximately twelve square feet at 1/8" thick.
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