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Old 30-04-2010, 10:51 AM   #1
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How long does it take to melt wax?

I wanna melt some wax (a whole tin) but wondering how long it may take for it to liquify?
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What wax you wanting to melt? I think it's slightly more complicated than just heating it up, I seem to recall dom talking about it, as obviously chaning the state of the wax and heating the solvents will potentially change the wax in different ways. I would go with melting it like chocolate, like a pot of wter and put the wax pot in the water instead of direct heat. WOuld probably take longer though
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up to 10 min depends which wax
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Old 30-04-2010, 11:10 AM   #4
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What wax you wanting to melt? I think it's slightly more complicated than just heating it up, I seem to recall dom talking about it, as obviously chaning the state of the wax and heating the solvents will potentially change the wax in different ways. I would go with melting it like chocolate, like a pot of wter and put the wax pot in the water instead of direct heat. WOuld probably take longer though
It's my old tin of Simoniz original,

The one on the left of the pic



Yes I agree on the changing properties as I have always been wary of the low boiling point of the solvents, I think I would add some white spirits as it cooled though
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up to 10 min depends which wax
It would be an original tin of Simoniz Original
Was going to place the tin in some boiling water
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