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Old 12-15-2010, 03:13 PM   #41
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https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&i...disp=inline&zw

Pretty rookie job but It turned out okay, I didnt use Crayola crayons I used the generic store brand Jumbo Crayons. I used 7 jumbos instead of 12 little ones and used 22 sticks of hot glue. Giving away as gifts at Christmas. Unfortunately the Wax is starting to crack on some of the bottles. But it should make them easier to open. I was pretty happy with the end result overall.
You seem to be linking to a gmail account, ...rookie

Edit: I realize that wasn't exactly helpful. We aren't going to be able to see a picture in your gmail for security reasons. Upload the picture to Google's Picasa and you can link to it there.



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Old 12-15-2010, 09:27 PM   #42
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http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo...eat=directlink
I have no idea if this will work or not, but here goes

or this?
http://picasaweb.google.com/Overton....eat=directlink


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Old 12-16-2010, 03:58 PM   #43
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Those look nice.

If you want the picture in the post try this in picassa online:



Since your original image size is quite small you might not see size options (step three above)

Then use the "Insert image" button on the forum to put the picture link in your post (or manually wrap the link in IMG tags)

And voila your pics:

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Old 12-16-2010, 11:14 PM   #44
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AhhHaa! thanks for the help
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Old 05-03-2011, 01:07 PM   #45
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I know this is an old thread but I was looking at wax sealing some bottles of stout. Anyhow the etched images website http://www.etchedimages.com/_catalog...age=1&Items=12 has grey bottle wax on clearance for $6 a pound. I think that might make it cheaper than screwing with crayons and glue sticks. Plus while grey isn't the most universal color you can buy cheap dry pigments at hobby stores. I'm going to dry adding a metallic copper pigment to the wax when I get around to waxing my bottles.
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Old 05-03-2011, 05:57 PM   #46
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great deal smokinghole, i picked up a few pounds myself (blue is on sale too).

note instructions for use here:

http://www.etchedimages.com/wine-bottle-wax
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Old 05-16-2011, 01:30 AM   #47
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Well I got my Etched Images bottle sealing "wax" last week. Tonight I decided to heat up a pound of it in a $4 SS mixing bowl I picked up today. I threw it in the oven to do a majority of the melting since it was already hot from cooking. After it was most of the way melted I just threw the SS bowl on top of one of my small electric coil burners to melt rest of the way.

Here's my results from the plastic polymer they sell. I did seven bottles total as a test run. I still have plans on adding some copper powder to color the wax a bit. I found it best to dip quick and get the wax running down the bottle then set it on some wax/parchment paper to cool in case there are any drips. I have to say I'm a happy guy!

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Old 05-17-2011, 01:55 PM   #48
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Looks good! I unfortunately missed the sale, but I do agree that if you can get decently priced bottle wax, it is the way to go.
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:34 AM   #49
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dead thread lives!

I have been playing around with a formula for DIY bottle wax and today tried this combo: 8 crayons, 1/2 lbs of Gulf Wax, and 10 regular glue sticks.

seemed to do pretty well. I am just experimenting right now because in a week or so i'm going to bottle a barley wine and want to wax them. I MAY add a couple more glue sticks as the mixture seems a bit thin, but it still looks pretty damn good. I'm not sure how many bottles this amount would do, but i'm guessing almost a case or so
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:22 PM   #50
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Is that Charlie Kelly on that bottle?

Bonus points if that's a "Dayman ale"


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