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Old 2014-06-27, 8:58pm
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Default Best way to get wax off of Boro

Just started lost wax casting and I need to know the best way to get wax off of my boro glass I figured someone ought to know something on here! Don't let me down! lol
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Old 2014-06-28, 5:40am
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Just what you said "Lost Wax" burn out. Kiln or Torch. Ventilate.
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Old 2014-06-28, 6:50am
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I realize that, I am trying fitting a boro sculpture on my wax investment which in turn makes hot wax run off on to my sculpture.
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Old 2014-06-28, 7:24am
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What kind of wax? If it's jeweler's carving wax, there is a solvent/polish for that specifically (expensive), but I would expect ordinary Goo Gone solvent to work well. Grocery store cleaning aisle ~ Good luck!
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Old 2014-06-28, 3:55pm
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Use a release agent Vaseline. then the wax wont stick. I boil off stubborn dap wax sometimes.
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Old 2014-06-29, 3:50am
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Couldn't you just drop it in boiling water?

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Old 2014-06-29, 10:15am
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What kind of wax?
paraffin and bees wax can be heated and then simply wipe it off with a piece of news print or scrap cloth.
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Old 2014-06-29, 11:46am
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Try freezing and chipping if it's only on certain places you want it gone, then goof off/goo gone, in a pinch I think gasoline will work, or something of that nature. Just watch the fire haZard!!!
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