Found a site online that has HDPE sheets - they come in a variety of thicknesses - would like to make into dividers - what thickness do you think would work best? 1/32, 1/16, 1/8? I think 1/4 might be too thick.
Hi Trish. I tell my customers sometimes you need to wipe a film of mineral oil on the HDPE surfaces for a period of time. After several uses, the HDPE releases better. Mineral oil will not saponify, so your batter, cooled soap will not stick to it.tls said:I used to work in the plastics industry, and was able to get some 1/8" HDPE to use as liners in my wooden molds, but gave up on them, because I could get them unmolded without pulling parts of the soap off and leaving them on the liner. Is there some special trick to getting them off, without chunks of soap still attached? Thanks.
Well thank you! :wink:Godiva said:Soapmaker Man, your molds are gorgeous - I wish I could afford one, but at this time, I am a novice. Perhaps later - or maybe as a Christmas gift.
Thanks for your reply!
I think that might help my ABS pipe molds. The freezer paper works okay but it's difficult to get it perfectly cylindrical and sometimes there is an air gap between the paper and pipe wall. This results in bars that are not perfectly round. It would work well if the paper was perfectly fitted to the pipe but that's harder to do than it sounds. I think the mineral oil might make a better release agent.Soapmaker Man said:... you need to wipe a film of mineral oil on the HDPE surfaces for a period of time. After several uses, the HDPE releases better. Mineral oil will not saponify, so your batter, cooled soap will not stick to it.