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toolate

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wax removal
« on: February 20, 2019, 10:30:55 AM »
what does everyone favor; Pickle or citrus solvents? any particular favs?

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Re: wax removal
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2019, 02:55:44 PM »
Mineral spirits.
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Re: wax removal
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2019, 03:19:53 PM »
Hot water, and then a little mineral spirits on a rag.
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Re: wax removal
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2019, 06:43:31 PM »
thanks. No problems with epoxy an mineral spirits?

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Re: wax removal
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2019, 07:41:06 PM »
Official Disclaimer I saw this youtube but haven't tried it. It sure looks great and looks like it would work.




If you try it,. let us know

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Re: wax removal
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2019, 09:35:30 PM »
thanks. No problems with epoxy an mineral spirits?

Nope, just don't use acetone.
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Re: wax removal
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2019, 11:34:00 AM »
The pickle is like magic!

Just scrape off the big chunks with a rubber "wax comb" or something similar

Then it's pickle time!

Nothing works better at removing wax.

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Re: wax removal
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2019, 09:06:03 PM »
thanks. No problems with epoxy an mineral spirits?

Nope, just don't use acetone.

Pono: Marlon Lewis actually said acetone in small amounts was what he used...

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Re: wax removal
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2019, 09:06:41 PM »
The pickle is like magic!

Just scrape off the big chunks with a rubber "wax comb" or something similar

Then it's pickle time!

Nothing works better at removing wax.

Ok i will give the pickle a try

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Re: wax removal
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2019, 07:13:49 AM »
I must be missing something here, but if its not warm enough outside to just melt and scrape the wax off I'll just use my heat gun.  The wax has to be scraped first no matter what type of solvent you use to clean the remaining wax anyhow.

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Re: wax removal
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2019, 07:22:28 AM »
Sorry, double post - so enjoy my latest delam: