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Removing wax from jewelry

I usually warm up a ring and push it into a wax ring tube to make a
shadow wedding band. If I get wax in under any diamonds I will heat
the ring and burn off the wax…Never had a problem…but I don’t
ever want to have one! Does anyone have a good way of removing wax
from a ring that can not take heat.

Thanks

Dear Larvick,

Hardware store denatured alcohol is a good solvent for wax. Soak the
ring in it for a while.

Michael Knight

Hi,

Does anyone have a good way of removing wax from a ring that can
not take heat. 

I’ve not tried it, but you might do just the opposite. Instead of
heating it, cool it. Wax usually becomes brittle when it’s cold &
breaks easily. I’d put it n the freezer, assuming the stones can take
it.

Dave

ammoniated ultrasonic solution

there is a product called wax kleen (no not a type-o) that works very
well.

Robert L. Martin
Goldsmith/Platinumsmith

wax-kleen, mineral spirits, or laboratory soluteen (sp? used by the
dental industry) any of these three will work quite well.

Frank Goss

Orange solvents available at natural foods stores work great where
other solvents fail. Dissolves green carving wax in minutes with heat
from the hot pad of a coffee maker.

Chuck McChristy