|Brian C. Thomas (Brian_c_thomas)
Post Number: 128
|Posted on Sunday, July 18, 2004 - 2:11 pm: |
I have some new burnishing wax from Southern Leather. No Brand name on the black, it appears to be poured in muffin pans. So far I have tested it on the burnishing wheel and sole iron, with mixed results. It appears the wax never gets hot enough to melt? Usually when holding wax and loading the burnishing wheel (not cloth) the wax will get hot with friction and almost start to melt, this does not, it just keep smearing away. I also heated the sole iron and tried some with the same result, never wanted to melt only smear across the iron. True maybe my sole iron is not heating up enough which I can modify no problem. My gut says this wax is different and will never become hot. True I ink my soles and then while the iron is hot I run the edge of the wax across the iron to put a dab of wax on the iron. I 'm a little puzzle as I have never seen a burnishing wax that would not melt a little with friction, same results on a heel block.
Let's here it new topic: Who use what brand of wax, how were the results etc.!
"Ironing For the Brand"
Brian C. Thomas
|Tex Robin (Tex_robin)
Post Number: 467
|Posted on Sunday, July 18, 2004 - 7:12 pm: |
This matter of the burnishing wax is so trivial that I am only going to mention it once. I have some of the same wax you are talking about because you got it from me. I tried the wax and see not difference in the way it works other than it seems to be softer than the old stuff. Burnishing wax is so nonessential in my opinion that I never even use it. The ink we use to burnish our soles already contains carnauba wax and it completely capable of burnishing without the help of any other waxes. In my opinion we could throw the burnishing wax in the trash and never miss it.. I see absolutely nothing that it does to a new boot to improve the appearance...TR
|Rosemary Logan (Bootqueen)
Post Number: 8
|Posted on Friday, October 29, 2004 - 12:45 am: |
I once used carnauba to wax my floors. By any
oiher name it is called Tree Wax you get at the hardware store. It comes in brown and clear colors.