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Amaco's non-toxic Casting Slip is ready to pour into plaster molds. Casts set up fast, release easily, and dry quickly. It is non-crazing, has low shrinkage, and fires bisque.
Recommended bisque firing is to cone 04 and glaze firing to cone 05 (glaze firing range is 06-02). Shrinkage at cone 05 is 6% and absorption is 14.6%. This slip is not talc-free, but ACMI approved for talc content. Comes in a 1 gallon (3.8 L) plastic jug.
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Fast service !
from Greenback TN
Comments about Amaco No. 15-S Casting Slip:
I received this slip very quickly and have started to learn how to pour molds with it. So far, so good!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I would purchase anything from this site and not worry.
By Lisa Jo
There isn't anything they i can say that would make it sound any better. I really like the Slip, I get it within 3 days of ordering it and it's ready to use.
Does not pour like a liquid. Is more like thick paste.
from New Hampshire
I am including other reviews to emphasis the point that Amaco's non-toxic Casting Slip is NOT ready to pour into plaster molds. The problem is that it is the consistency of thick paste and does not pour like a liquid at all as advertised. So no, I am not happy with my purchase, will not purchase again nor recommend this product.Comments about Amaco No. 15-S Casting Slip:Unless you know how to use a deflocculant, this slip is unusable. The last 6 I purchased came so thick, my spoon stood straight up in the bottle. (See the photo) I have spoken directly to Amaco and they sent me some slip for free along with directions on using a deflocculant to thin the slip out... When I first started to purchase this slip it was perfect right out of the bottle, now it is unusable. The VP I spoke with told me this slip is actually made for them by another company. The red slip is made by Amaco, But I dislike using the red as it stains everything. Comments about Amaco No. 15-S Casting Slip:total sludge.. not usable at all without buying more stuff to try and thin it out enough to hopefully get some use out of it,
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Casting slip cracking
By Woodlawn pottery
from Burlington, wi.
I have used the casting slip in the past year without problems. This time, I had almost 50 percent had cracks. I know that the viscosity was right on the number because I mixed and checked it first. There was a problem with the low fire talc slip. I tried the porcelain slip but did not have cracking. However, that slip was not forgiving when I went to trim. I am a professional. I only used your slip caste twice. The first time was not a problem. I will look at other sources next time, since I had a short time to finish my order.
from Bennettsville, SC
I used this slip for molds, and they came out wonderfully. I will fire them next week, can not wait to see them done. Very excited about this slip.will be buying more.
Amaco product does as expected, and recycles pretty well too
from Boston, MA
While I recognize that at some point I'm going to have to start mixing my own slip for cost control purposes, using the Amaco works fine for now.When a failed attempt occurs, I also reconstitute the slip into liquid form (best approach is to let it dry out and then "atomize" it instead of trying to get leather hard pieces to go back into solution.It works very well. Honestly, I find that (when I'm doing it right) the reconstituted slip can actually be a little better because it seems to be a little more concentrated than the starting material straight from the gallon. It may be something I'm doing, but it's not something to be afraid of in any case.It's a solid and dependable product - I'd recommend it to anyone giving slipcasting a trial run.
Love the slip!
from Pilot Grove IA
Order often and always great.
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By not happy
from american fork utah
total sludge.. not usable at all without buying more stuff to try and thin it out enough to hopefully get some use out of it,
Merchant response: We apologize that this casting slip wasn't in ready-to-use condition when you received it. We are looking into the consistency issue you describe. We hope you'll reach out to our Customer Care Center at 1-800-723-2787 so we can work with you to address this.
Amaco really needs to up their game...
By John J
from Penrose, CO
Unless you know how to use a deflocculant, this slip is unusable. The last 6 I purchased came so thick, my spoon stood straight up in the bottle. (See the photo) I have spoken directly to Amaco and they sent me some slip for free along with directions on using a deflocculant to thin the slip out... When I first started to purchase this slip it was perfect right out of the bottle, now it is unusable. The VP I spoke with told me this slip is actually made for them by another company. The red slip is made by Amaco, But I dislike using the red as it stains everything.
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Merchant response: Thanks for sharing your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you have not been completely satisfied with this slip. We have passed your comments on to our Product Managers for consideration. If you need any assistance using the Product, or any of our products, please feel welcome to contact our Product Experts at 1.800.933.2542.
Came on time. Good quality. Won't know until I get it fired if it's really what I wanted.
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