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Tomas B




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PostPosted: Sat 12 May, 2012 8:29 am    Post subject: Conservator's Wax from Lee Valley         Reply with quote

Does anybody have any experience using Conservator's Wax from Lee Vally?
http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=...,190,42950

It sounds very similar to Renaissance Wax (likely a knock off) but to my benefit I can pick it up from a local store in Canada rather then ordering from the states. Of course if it is an unknown I won't be risking my arms and armour to test it.

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Tomas
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Tomas B




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PostPosted: Sat 19 May, 2012 12:59 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'm guessing this means nobody has used it yet. I think I'll pickup some and give it a try on a buckler or two and see how it goes.
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Mark Shier
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PostPosted: Sat 19 May, 2012 2:37 pm    Post subject: wax         Reply with quote

I use it on antiquities, but I haven't tried it on new steel.
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Mark T




PostPosted: Sat 19 May, 2012 4:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Conservator's Wax from Lee Valley         Reply with quote

Tomas B wrote:
It sounds very similar to Renaissance Wax (likely a knock off) ...


From the manufacturer's website:

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CONSERVATOR’S WAX – a blend of highly refined microcrystalline waxes of fossil origin based on a formula which has become the standard material used in museums and art galleries, and by professional conservators and restorers the world over.


Emphasis added, but might support your guess, Thomas!

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Tomas B




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PostPosted: Tue 22 May, 2012 7:04 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I picked up a tin and it looks good. Just applied it to some pieces so I'll report on how it did in a while. The first thing I learned is what everyone says about microcrystalline wax is true...a very little goes a long way. I spent more time trying to rub the excess off then it would haven taken just to wax the pieces properly.
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