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Forum topic by rizay posted 1195 days ago 731 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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rizay

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1195 days ago

I need to remove carnuba wax from a bowl. I tried sanding but the sanding disc clog up from the wax. Any ideas on how to get it off?

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#1 posted 1195 days ago

Naptha will get it off.

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#2 posted 1195 days ago

rechuck it and cut of the first layer of wax.

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#3 posted 1194 days ago

Paint Thinner, Naptha will dissolve it.

However the real trick is getting the wax off once you have it dissolved. If you are just wiping in swirls like the kid at Denny’s wipes your table, you are just smearing the wax around. When the mineral spirits evaporates, you will be left with the wax still on the surface.

The way to go about it is to always keep a fresh face on your wiping rag. Only take one long stroke, then change the face for the next stroke. After you have done the whole surface that way, do it again but wipe across the surface again keeping a fresh face on the rag. Finally, wipe the surface dry with un-embossed paper shop towels again only taking one stroke before changing faces.

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