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Thread: Johnson Wax

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    Boolit Bub
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    Feb 2013

    Johnson Wax

    As this is almost unavailable , has anyone ever found out the composition,ingredients etc, a suitable substitute? I donít believe it was available in AU.May have been many moons ago not sure. Would like to make some 45.45.10.I am using LLA diluted with gum terps,with some success. I shoot .303,308,218Bee.

    Cheers Mal in au(Hahndorf1874).

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    Boolit Master
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    Jan 2010
    Tom, VA

    Deodorized Naphtha is a deodorized form of Stoddard solvent, which is sometimes called white mineral spirits. It is a solubilizer that ensures the even distribution of the ingredients throughout a product to help it work better. No matter how much you shake or blend a formula that combines oil and water, over time the oils will separate from the rest of the liquid - just like salad dressing. A solubilizer like deodorized naphtha helps keep our product formula well mixed.

    Carnauba Wax is a naturally derived film former that can also be found in cosmetics and skin care products. It creates a protective coating or shine on a surface. Carnauba wax comes from the carnauba palm tree – it forms on the leaves of the palm to protect the leaves from heat and keep their moisture from evaporating. In our products, it adds shine and protection when applied to a surface

    Microcrystalline Wax is a film former that can also be found in cosmetics, chewing gum and eye drops. It creates a coating or shine on a surface. This means that the surface has an added level of protection, and also has the shine that helps the surface look its best. It can also be used as a binder that holds a product's ingredients together. We add microcrystalline wax to products so that when other ingredients are compressed, they hold together in a solid shape.

    Paraffin is a blend of waxes that is used to form a candle and that provides fuel for the candle as it burns. Paraffin is one of the most plentiful and commonly used waxes today. It can also be found in a wide array of products from lipsticks to eye makeup to baby products. In household products, we use paraffin as a film former to create a protective coating or shine on a surface.

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    Oct 2008
    Michigan Thumb Area
    Here in the States you can`t go into about any store without finding JPW.Robert

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    Find some Lundmark and make some BLL.

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    Boolit Master 15meter's Avatar
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    SE Michigan
    If Johnson's is not available, I suspect there is a similar product available in Australia, I have both Johnson's and Trewax brand wax I can't see a lot of difference between the two. I've also used the Minwax brand over the years, again a very similar product. There is also one called Briwax, I have never used it, but from the description may be very similar.

    Do a search for paste furniture wax with carnauba wax.

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