With all the head bangin' we are doing, we should be in a rock band, lol. Thanks for the kind words though. Eventually, I will get something to work, just how many of my brain cells will be left? I am using SuspendaSlurry for their nonferrous applications. To be fair I think the fault is all mine. The last time I did shell I let the kiln get up to 1800 and bake through. This time I only did 1500 which I am calling now is no-where-near-close. Speaking of moving forward, is your "dip-coating" pretty watery? After I watered the drywall mud down and dipped the mold, this is the result I got after brushing because it was quite thick in some areas and thin in others. I feel like I need to water it down a bit more. I also sprayed the foam dawn+water spray bottle as you advised.