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castone plaster vs hydrocal
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Joined: May 25, 2013
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Posted: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 08:51 AM UTC
do anyone ever use castone plaster as an alternative.which is better hydocal or castone plaster?
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Joined: October 07, 2009
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Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017 - 07:00 PM UTC
Got a bunch of Hirst Arts fantasy molds and used only Hydrocal for years. Then tried plaster of paris and it not only works just as well, but a lot cheaper.
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Joined: May 12, 2010
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Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 10:04 PM UTC
I have used both hydrocal and Plaster of Paris with the same outcome and effect. Both work fine. I agree with Chris, Plaster of Paris is cheaper.
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Joined: December 08, 2005
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Posted: Saturday, June 03, 2017 - 09:39 AM UTC
Hydrocal is just basically denser/harder. I use up to 100 pounds a day when I'm casting.

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