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Old 06-10-2013, 01:41 AM   #1
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Anyone do this? Wax dip the top of the bottles for decorative purposes.

A friend and I attempted this with some wax we found at hobby lobby. This end result wasn't amazing. The wax itself is deceitfully transparent. Any tips would be appreciated. Thanks


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Old 06-10-2013, 01:49 AM   #2
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I have not done any wax dipping myself, but happened to have read some of this thread earlier that you should check out.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/hot-...riment-127485/


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Old 06-12-2013, 04:04 PM   #3
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I've done this. The transparency issue, I've found, is related to the temperature of the wax when you dip it. The hotter it is, the thinner it is. Thus, the thinner the coating on your bottle will be. Try letting it cool some after melting, and testing the thickness with a toothpick or something. I used a wood skewer for barbecuing that you get in the bags of 100 each. Also - you may already have figured this out, but if you either tilt the bottle or the can when you dip, I find it looks more interesting than a flat/straight across coating. See my picture.

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Old 06-13-2013, 06:15 AM   #4
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Thanks for the tip. And I agree the tilt looks better.
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I have done this a few times, mixing hot glue sticks with crayons. Sticks well and no transparency issues. I think last time I used 2 parts hot glue to 1 part crayon. Same method as the link above.


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