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Subject: Museum Wax

Museum Wax

From: W. T. Chase <tchase4921>
Date: Sunday, August 10, 2003
Vera B. Espinola <icona [at] gte__net> writes

>I've noticed that museum wax leaves an oily residue if in contact
>with paper and I'd like to try "sticky wax". Where is a source for
>"sticky wax"? I've tried my dentist, but he doesn't have it; I
>called an orthodontist, but they don't have it either. Thanks for
>your help,

    Benchmark supplies sticky wax.

    Here's their online catalog listing (under "Other" on their web

        Sticky Wax

            An inert white wax ... perfectly hygienic dental wax ...
            perfect for holding things where they belong--in mounts,
            directly to glass shelves, or for adhering loose object
            parts, such as a lid to a vase. Sold in handy 2-1/2 inch
            Strips, 1/8 inch diameter, (64 x 3.2mm diameter), 76
            strips per plastic box. A little bit goes a long way.

Sticky waxes are also listed on the Internet:

    A white "sticky wax"--might be cosmolloid microcrystalline

    Mr. Mole's Sticky Wax for repairing and adhering candles

Test before using!

Tom Chase

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Received on Sunday, 10 August, 2003

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