My tin of Collinite 476S is well used, so well used that I can see the bottom of the tin in the middle and there is still loads of product up the sides. Wouldn't it be nice if it was level again for me to run my pad around?
I've had the Blue Velvet Deodorant
thread in the back of my mind for some time now and always thought that this method would work well just to re-settle waxes once they're used ... well, guess what ... it works
I think my only comment is not to rush the process and keep the water temperature hot, but not boiling. For waxes with solvent cleaners in and any petroleum spirit content, go careful - petrol vapour is combustible. That's not too bad on an electric stove, but if you're on gas then turn out the gas before putting the pot into the hot water - the hot water will melt the wax. For cooling, just let it set in room temperature or as shown above, force chill in a pot on cold water.
Anyway ... you, know me. I'm never happy with a product as it comes to me, in a tin as the manufacturers intended and so high on petroleum vapours, my daft old brain got to thinking ...
... before you guys jump to conclusions and start thinking, "oh yes, he's blending paste waxes now" ... erm
Yes, that's exactly what I'm doing.
I have a small amount of Sonax wax (which is a very soft wax, almost like Vaseline in consistency) and while that it nice to use, it does not seem to last at all long and well all know Collinite does. We also know Collinite could be a little easier to use and Sonax is certainly easy to use - just wipe on, cure and wipe off, no hard buffing. You can see where this is going, can't you
Yes, 1 part Sonax and 4 parts Collinite 476S ... will it set, though?
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Yes, it has set perfectly ... no separating and no slushy texture. Just right
Running a finger around inside the tin it now has the melting feel of 915.
What's it like to use?
Well, it spread really easily and I think the oils in the blend improved upon the Collinite base to give some levelling properties, disguising surface marring and light swirls. I know Collinite can do that to a degree, but Sonax does it a lot better - I think I've imparted some of that goodness into the wax. Left to cure, it wiped off with incredible ease
Time will tell me if the properties I associate with Sonax remain for more than a week, or two in which case I think I can safely say I've improved both waxes
... why, of course
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Hopefully you can see that this is a little darker than Collinite 476S would be. It remains bright and glossy, which is what I would expect of Collinite 476S, but has a depth that I would normally associate with 915.
So, why bother when the end result is like Collinite 915 anyway?
... for the fun of it, of course.
Will I do this again?
... almost certainly not! Thanks for reading.