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Removing wax from jewelry


#1

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


#2

Dear Larvick,

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

Michael Knight


#3

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


#4

ammoniated ultrasonic solution


#5

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

Robert L. Martin
Goldsmith/Platinumsmith


#6

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

Frank Goss


#7

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