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#1 posted 08-09-2011 05:26 AM

I appreciate the replies. BobtheFish, you may be on to something about not letting the oil dry long enough. I’ll try removing the wax with mineral spirits from one of my pieces and letting it dry for a few more days and then reapply. Waiting long enough for the wax to dry is not the problem because I’ve tried times ranging from 15 minutes to several hours and the results are the same. The consensus seems to suggest I try higher quality waxes, I’ll try one or more of the waxes mentioned if the drying time isn’t the problem.
I’m working on a bunch of portable stereoscopes that would be used by young kids. Would any of the waxes mentioned above not be ideal for frequent handling? Reviews for Renaissance sound good, as far as resistance to fingerprints and durability.
If anyone else has used any of the waxes listed above, please let me know which is the most durable and fool proof to apply. Thanks again the great direction thus far.

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