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Strenghtening Plaster

Discussion in 'Molding and Casting' started by 1tahr, Apr 20, 2020.

  1. 1tahr

    1tahr Member

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    hi I once read you could make plaster stronger by adding white glue to the water before mixing your plaster, has anyone tried this ? im thinking for the splash coats on molding fish
     
  2. WLELTD

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  3. Richard C

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    At one time in the past a stronger plaster was sold . It was named 'Hydrocal", don't know if it's still sold .
     
  4. 1tahr

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    thanks Richard ill google it
     
  5. pir^2h

    pir^2h Retrievers give you the bird

    Yes, you can still get it. I got some from a place in Asheville, North Carolina called Highwater Clays. I am sure lots of other places have it also. Highwater is close enough for me to drive there to pick it up when I need it.

    https://highwaterclays.com/search?q=hydrocal
     
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  6. antlermike

    antlermike Active Member

    Yes Highwater has it If you pick it up make sure they give you what you ordered I went there and picked up a bag got it home it was not Hydrocal I think they gave me Duracal instead