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  • 1. Vaseline. Queen Helene's Cocoa Butter Creme may be better for the foot, Vaseline for the mold. Do not forget toe nails!2.0therwise removal would be impossible! 3.CRC Silicone spray & Vaseline. The entire contact surface must be coated. Same for the model before applying the caulking compound.

    1. I used Vaseline, forgot to put some under my toenails. Queen Helene's Cocoa Butter Cream may be easier to remove afterwards. 2. Yes, otherwise there would be no way to remove the casting. 3. I sprayed mine with CRC Silicone and followed up with Vaseline. Once the casting is dry and prepared, use the same products to facilitate removal of the silicone. I found a Dr. Comfort shoe horn to be the best tool to facilitate peeling the silicone from the plaster. It is necessary to get the soles equal in thickness. I drilled and tapped four holes in the castings and inserted bolts, adjusting them for 1/4" clearance from a flat surface. Then I built up the caulking compound to the top of the bolt heads. The plaster would not take threads, so I used JBWeld to hold the bolts in place. Note: …

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    1. I used Vaseline, forgot to put some under my toenails. Queen Helene's Cocoa Butter Cream may be easier to remove afterwards. 2. Yes, otherwise there would be no way to remove the casting. 3. I sprayed mine with CRC Silicone and followed up with Vaseline. Once the casting is dry and prepared, use the same products to facilitate removal of the silicone. I found a Dr. Comfort shoe horn to be the best tool to facilitate peeling the silicone from the plaster. It is necessary to get the soles equal in thickness. I drilled and tapped four holes in the castings and inserted bolts, adjusting them for 1/4" clearance from a flat surface. Then I built up the caulking compound to the top of the bolt heads. The plaster would not take threads, so I used JBWeld to hold the bolts in place. Note: I have hammer toes, so I need extra depth in the toe box, Dr. Comfort's Brian X is the only shoe I can find. Alternate mold method: search on line for a foam impression kit, probably about $25.00 + freight. Much less plaster mess that way.Alternate sole: Rexall's silicone orthotics: fill the arch & midfoot of the model with caulk, then place on the insole to cure. Floppy and tricky to insert in the shoe but comfortable enough to walk a mile in Old Mill boots that are not roomy enough for the thicker home made soles.

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