Mold Stripper

Separate and remove molds from cured plastic bowling balls.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Mold Strippers do?

Separates and removes molds from cured plastic bowling balls and grinds off sprues and ridges preparatory to truing and finishing balls: Removes thumbscrews or clamps from molds and pries molds from balls. Screws core support bolts out of balls with wrench. Grinds sprues and seam ridges from balls, using powered grind wheel. May fill core supporting bolt holes with plastic to mark heavy side of ball.


Should I be a Mold Stripper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to become a Mold Stripper

    Mold Strippers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Mold Stripper-related education!
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