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TheM4chef
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hi guys, quick question here.
if im looking to polish a smooth pipe, is automotive carnauba wax cleaner wax acceptable to use or should i get the bar of pure wax instead?
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xrundog
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Pure wax. It's harder and doesn't have any additives. But you need a buffer to apply it. Or a drill press can be configured to do the job too.
TheM4chef
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Ok thanks, i also just ordered some Halcyon II to try.
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As above said. No auto wax on pipes, too much solvent in it which will make the pipe smell like benzene and might taste like it.
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Yep, I'd never use car wax on a pipe.

Carnauba wax is a bit hard for hand polishing, so I made my own polish by melting approximately 3 parts carnauba to one part bees wax & then mineral oil until I was happy with the consistency. It's still a solid but melts when applied with a cloth much quicker than straight carnauba wax.

When I get a variable speed dremel tool & clamp, I'll use straight carnauba wax & use my homemade polish for touch ups.
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