I am making wax models mainly out of blue wax wire and don't know
how to make the surface as smooth as possible to avoid much work
in metal. Someone told me to take a stocking, dip into methylated
spirit and gently rub it would dissolve some wax to smooth it.
I don’t know if you are using hard or soft gummy wax. For hard wax I
use any orange type cleaner I can find at the local grocery or
hardware store. Read the label, some come in a mineral oil base
(often marked flammable, not good to soak into your fingers) Paper
towels, old clothes scraps, Q tips etc. but I never tried stockings.
I live (alone) in a small town where the attempt to purchase such
would raise eybeows
I have also been known to use a very small hot air plastic welder or
a little torch with the smallest tip I could keep lit. Using heat is
just asking for disaster.
The orange stuff works wonders on hard wax, is non toxic but does
make your studio smell like an orange grove. Play, the stuff is cheap
and if worse comes to worse it is good for cleaning the kitchen and
Analog/Digital Modelling & Goldsmithing