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String building wax
« on: October 02, 2017, 03:02:00 PM »
Who makes the stickiest string wax?  Just got a couple spools of Brownells B50 and it's unwaxed.  I tried my usual stuff and it's just not sticky enough.
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Re: String building wax
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2017, 03:36:00 PM »
I have my own that I've been using for many years.  The string builder's wax from 3 Rivers is pretty good also.
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Re: String building wax
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2017, 03:40:00 PM »
Do you make your own?  If so, would you share the recipe?
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Re: String building wax
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2017, 03:47:00 PM »
Some folks use a wax toilet ring for string wax. Makes pretty good string wax and you'll have a lifetime supply.
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Re: String building wax
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2017, 03:57:00 PM »
I made my own string wax,I melted down 1/2 pound of bee's wax with a 1/2 toilet ring wax and poured in little paper cups.It made a good bit of wax,great for string making and just plain waxing strings.There are many different formulas that will work,this is what I did.

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Re: String building wax
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2017, 04:25:00 PM »
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Originally posted by JRY309:
I made my own string wax,I melted down 1/2 pound of bee's wax with a 1/2 toilet ring wax and poured in little paper cups.It made a good bit of wax,great for string making and just plain waxing strings.There are many different formulas that will work,this is what I did.
I did the same, though I don't recall the ratio I used. Made a near lifetime supply of string wax, and better quality than anything I've bought.
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Re: String building wax
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2017, 05:05:00 PM »
Hmmmmmm. I've been using toilet bowl wax alone and it has worked well with the massive roll of B50 that after many years is going to run out soon.  It's heavily waxed and is very sticky on it's own and is sticky enough when I add more wax to the string.

Maybe I need to melt some beeswax into it for the stickiness needed.
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Re: String building wax
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2017, 05:41:00 PM »
Mine is a bee's wax/toilet bowl seal blend also.  I'll have to get my wife to get the recipe for me--can't remember off the top of my head.  I think it's 2# of bee's wax to one extra-thick seal, but I'll have to check to be sure.  Poured up 30-something pounds worth a while back...should last a year or three.
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Re: String building wax
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2017, 09:25:00 PM »
I'm going to do a small batch with gradually increasing the beeswax and see what happens.

Thanks for the ideas.
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Re: String building wax
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2017, 05:52:00 AM »
I use 8 parts bee's wax to one part toilet bowl ring. This works great. It's sticky without being too soft.
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Re: String building wax
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2017, 08:47:00 AM »
Chad(LBR) gave me a half dozen cups of his wax a few years back and I haven't come close to using it up. It's the only string wax I use.
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Re: String building wax
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2017, 12:56:00 PM »
I made a 4 to 1 mixture of beeswax and rosin. Not as sticky as Textite but plenty good for string making and not as messy.
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Re: String building wax
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2017, 07:00:00 PM »
toilet ring and bee wax 1:1. In a pinch I have also used surf wax.
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Re: String building wax
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2017, 12:25:00 AM »
Surf wax.  Don't see much of that here in Colorado.  :)
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Re: String building wax
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2017, 12:40:00 AM »
Remembered to ask my wife.  Two x-large "Oatey" brand toilet bowl seals and 5.5# of pure bee's wax.  Probably more than the average person needs, but that's the blend I like and use.  I sell 2 oz cups for $5.
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Re: String building wax
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2017, 01:07:00 AM »
Monterey go to a hockey shop. they got it, people use it to wax the tape on their stick blade. but, go with beeswax and toilet bowl wax.
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