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  • #2063

    Katherine Swift

    This question comes through email by Debbie:

    Ive been trying to post a question on the blog but cant seem to do so?
    I was trying to use Castn Craft polyester resin to do a deep casting, after I took my cast out of the mold, the mold had some resin on the sides which I couldnt get off easily. I read somewhere that if you put the mold in the freezer for a few minutes the resin will come off easier. I put my empty mold in the freezer of my small “dorm size” refrigerator and forgot to take it out. It was there for about 3 days when I realized what I did. Now the whole refrigerator smells like uncured resin. Do you know if its still safe to use the refrigerator? Could I unplug it and let it air out, then clean it?
    Really need some advise.

  • #2064

    Katherine Swift

    Debbie,

    Im going to contact the manufacturer and see what they have to say.

  • #2065

    Katherine Swift

    Debbie,

    This is the response from the manufacturer:

    The customer can just air out the refrigerator; overnight would be a good idea. Unfortunately, the odor of casting resin stays around a long time but it is just smell. There?s a possibility that food like cheese or bread could absorb the odor and I wouldn?t eat it if it smells weirdly.

    Powdered Tide laundry detergent will also remove uncured resin: prepare a hot water bath with plenty of Tide in it then wash the casting. Tide is expensive!  Laundromats usually have small boxes sold in coin machines.

  • #2066

    Debora

    Thank you so much for going out of your way to ask the manufacturer, I really appreciate your help!
    I threw out the cheese that was in there, kept the champagne splits, and let it air out for about two days, then I cleaned it really well.
    The smell is gone and my champagne is chilling!
    Thank you,
    Debbie

  • #2067

    Katherine Swift

    I TOTALLY would have hated throwing the cheese away, but at least the bubbly is good!

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