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Offline weedyau

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Wax dipped only?
« on: April 07, 2012, 08:18:25 PM »
Does anyone in Australia only wax dip their equipment, no painting? I see BKs in other countires do this. An advantage would be the ease of redipping as part of a maintenance program, without paint bubbling off.

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Re: Wax dipped only?
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2012, 11:14:36 PM »
you ought to tink about adding resin to the wax to help seal the pours of the wood. add about 1 part resin to 3 parts wax. check youtube for vids about wax dipping hive bodies.

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P.s be careful about the heating it can be explosive at such high temps needed to penatrate the pours of the wood.

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Re: Wax dipped only?
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2012, 06:34:07 PM »
Does anyone in Australia know where to actually get bulk resin?
I searched high and low last year but couldn't find any  :(

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Re: Wax dipped only?
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2012, 07:01:53 PM »
It's actually gum rosin you want. Maybe if you refined your search?

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Re: Wax dipped only?
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2012, 07:12:31 PM »
I was looking at using 50/50 microcrystalline and paraffin wax. Anyone know of qld suppliers?

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Re: Wax dipped only?
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2013, 07:11:07 AM »
Still had no luck finding Resin, or Gum Rosin.
Anyone else in Australia or QLD know of a supplier?

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Re: Wax dipped only?
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2013, 04:28:19 PM »
Finally found a supplier last night - it's not cheap though at $20/kg plus postage

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Re: Wax dipped only?
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2013, 04:47:43 PM »
Microcrystaline wax serves the same purpose as the gum rosin