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Title: unfiltered cappings wax for plastic frames ok ?
Post by: damienpryan on September 13, 2018, 08:18:24 pm
Hi All,

I've got a new batch of plastic one piece frames that I'm needing to put a coat of wax on.
I've also got 4 kilo of dry wax cappings left over from last season.

Do I need to filter the cappings or could I just melt them directly to coat the plastic frames ?


Cheers

Damien
Title: Re: unfiltered cappings wax for plastic frames ok ?
Post by: sawdstmakr on September 14, 2018, 12:07:04 am
Just use it as it is. Put water under it to control the temperature.
Are you going to dip them or paint them?
Jim
Title: Re: unfiltered cappings wax for plastic frames ok ?
Post by: damienpryan on September 14, 2018, 12:38:36 am
Thanks.
I use an old electric frypan and it seems to work pretty well.
I use a paint roller after that.

I'll add the cappings direct to the frypan and roll on.
Title: Re: unfiltered cappings wax for plastic frames ok ?
Post by: damienpryan on October 02, 2018, 12:56:06 am
Just to let everyone know my plastic frames are being drawn out really well with unfiltered wax cappings melted onto them.
In fact it seems to work better than when I've used filtered wax.
(Though it isn't a side by side experiment).

Title: Re: unfiltered cappings wax for plastic frames ok ?
Post by: Jim 134 on October 02, 2018, 07:11:41 pm
I personally would render it and  Filter it 1st..

         Jim 134  :smile: