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Thread: Classic car wax

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    Boolit Master
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    Sep 2016

    Classic car wax

    Have an old can 30+ years old of Classic car wax. Have heard about the use of Johnson's wax as a ingredient for bullet lube. Has anyone used an old car wax like this as part of a bullet lube?. Does say on the can it does have carnuba wax as an ingredient. Thanks. Frank

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    Mar 2005
    Phenix City, Alabama
    It may work. I use JPW straight from the can with no additives as lube for most of my 30-30 boolits. Works great with no leading. I've looked at car wax, but have enough JPW to last many many moons...
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    JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
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    Mar 2010
    Land of 10,000 Lakes
    What's in Classic car wax?

    Some "car wax" has clay and/or light abrasives...something has to remove the oxidation from the car's finish, right?
    I would recommend NOT using car wax as a lube ingredient.

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    Boolit Master
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    Jan 2009
    South Louisiana
    The primary ingredient that we all want when we use JPW, or any other commercial wax product, is Carnauba. Many commercial wax products have unwanted other ingredients and some have so little carnauba as to be laughable. So why not just buy pure Carnauba wax. It's available from many sources. That's what I do. Here's one source.....

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    Boolit Master
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    Sep 2016
    Jon, would have to dig up the can. Does have a very strong wax smell. But as you say it probably does have some form of abrasive in it to clean off the oxidation off the cars paint while waxing it. What with today's high tech and possibly clear coat finishes waxes like this are probably obsolete. Haven't used polishing compound (white stuff by turtle wax) in a bunch of years, did that first after washing then polished washed then waxed. Had a black Mercury Marquis that when done looked really great. Which is why when I got the Isuzu Trooper that wax and polishing compound went on the shelf. Way too much time and effort. Thanks for all your suggestions and comments. Frank

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    Boolit Grand Master
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    Aug 2005
    South Jersey
    Has anyone used an old car wax like this as part of a bullet lube?. Does say on the can it does have carnuba wax as an ingredient.
    Read the ingredients printed on the can and then think it over

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