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Wax recommendations - 09-27-2017, 07:07 PM

I’ve been using chem-pak q wax.

After about 15 years I’m finally almost out of it, and I’m thinking about trying a new type.
  
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09-27-2017, 07:44 PM

Most here will tell you this is the stuff, https://www.amazon.com/Renaissance-X.../dp/B003AJWN62
A few here also like this, http://www.bwccompany.com/catalog.html

Many more will say don't use anything. I think either of these fine products will work well if you like using wax.


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09-27-2017, 09:44 PM

Renaissance wax works well in my opinion


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09-27-2017, 11:35 PM

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Iíve been using chem-pak q wax.

After about 15 years Iím finally almost out of it, and Iím thinking about trying a new type.
P21S 12700. It is a combination Carnuaba/Bees wax. Pricey, but baby's butt slick.


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09-28-2017, 02:37 AM

Gerlitz No.1 guitar wax. It is no. 1 grade pure carnauba wax, much better than what you used for 15 years. Get it at music stores!
  
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09-28-2017, 04:55 AM

One thing that I am not clear on is whether you are supposed to burnish with leather before or after putting on the wax?


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09-28-2017, 05:58 AM

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Most here will tell you this is the stuff, https://www.amazon.com/Renaissance-X.../dp/B003AJWN62
I had forgotten about that stuff. My sense is that it was more of a clear coat than a wax that you buff off.
  
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One thing that I am not clear on is whether you are supposed to burnish with leather before or after putting on the wax?
If you wax, you need to buff it off with some arm work. I'm not sure I'd use leather, unless I really didn't mind wax getting on the leather. You could use a piece of brown paper bag or a hundred dollar bill. Personally I'd only use leather if I didn't use wax.
  
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09-28-2017, 08:58 AM

Are we talking about waxing shafts? How would you apply carnuba? It comes in hard blocks or flakes and have a high melting point.
  
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09-28-2017, 10:08 AM

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Are we talking about waxing shafts? How would you apply carnuba? It comes in hard blocks or flakes and have a high melting point.
This is on a guitar but same for a cue. I was able to find this for you, enjoy, and good luck! ~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UbbVsBA52Y

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09-28-2017, 10:27 AM

The best wax I ever used is Craftsman Cue Wax that's formulated by Craftsman Cues in Birmingham, England.

I used to buy it direct in bulk quantities since shipping makes it expensive. I exhausted my supply about 6 mths ago.

Didn't want to spend another couple of hundred dollars buying 2 dozen cans so I switched to using Renaissance Wax.

It costs just as much but I can spend $20 on ebay & buy it as needed. Nonetheless, Craftsman Cue was a better cue wax.

Overall, I think for availability and price, use Renaissance Cue Wax. I am and I don't have any complaints either.


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The best wax I ever used is Craftsman Cue Wax that's formulated by Craftsman Cues in Birmingham, England.

I used to buy it direct in bulk quantities since shipping makes it expensive. I exhausted my supply about 6 mths ago.

Didn't want to spend another couple of hundred dollars buying 2 dozen cans so I switched to using Renaissance Wax.

It costs just as much but I can spend $20 on ebay & buy it as needed. Nonetheless, Craftsman Cue was a better cue wax.

Overall, I think for availability and price, use Renaissance Cue Wax. I am and I don't have any complaints either.


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Do you use the renaissance wax the same way you would other cue waxes, i.e., putting some on with a rag, letting it dry, and then buffing it off pretty vigorously?

When people were talking about this stuff a couple years ago, I bought a little bottle and used it once on an old cue, but I had a really hard time buffing it off. And I remember others talking about putting it on and leaving it on like a sealant rather than a wax.
  
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09-28-2017, 11:38 AM

Here was the wax thread from a couple years ago.
  
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Are we talking about waxing shafts? How would you apply carnuba? It comes in hard blocks or flakes and have a high melting point.
Boil it in a metal trash can(you will need a bunch)once it reaches the boiling point kill the flame to reduce fire risk. Tape off the tip to stop "tip contamination" and submerge the shaft. Careful not to let liquid wax from entering the shaft threads. Then remove shaft and let cool. Once cooled GENTLY scrape excess way off with a knife at a 90 degree angle to the shaft then burnish with a winter scarf.

This has been the way for me.


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Boil it in a metal trash can(you will need a bunch)... Then remove shaft and let cool. Once cooled GENTLY scrape excess way off with a knife at a 90 degree angle to the shaft then burnish with a winter scarf.

This has been the way for me.
I could've saved you a lot of typing. Everyone knows sewer pipe is the right size and shape for leg pulling. I wonder, though, if the boiling point is above or still below the liquid wax flash point. Any chance that you smoke?
  
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