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Thread: &%#@ Wax Seals

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    Re: &%#@ Wax Seals

    Quote Originally Posted by MacinJosh View Post
    I've opened numerous Willetts and have only had an issue one time.

    Lucky perhaps???
    I've only had an issue once as well. And it's pretty easy to stick a butter knife (least likely to cut ya) under the wax seal and pry it off rather than trying to cut around the cork.

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    Re: &%#@ Wax Seals

    Quote Originally Posted by Trey Manthey View Post
    The absolute worst are the blue wax A.H. Hirsch 20 year capsules! After opening one of those I just think, "Why do I even bother?"
    I feel ya, struggled with my A.H. Hirsch 20 year for 5 minutes, then gave up and threw the bottle away. Just not worth the effort!

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    Re: &%#@ Wax Seals

    I have found that starting the tab and using anything such as a nut pick,commonly used for walnut extraction will work quite well. I use this to score the wax seems to it seems fit the bill for me.I also have found some bottles that the wax is rock hard that you just have to fight your way through and seem to explode like shards of glass no matter what you do.
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    Re: &%#@ Wax Seals

    ... and further, I tries to recycle the wax in a candle and it just wouldn't burn - the candle won't burn with bottle-sealing wax. Any one have a recycling purpose for that wax? Maybe hair removal or letter-sealing?

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    Re: &%#@ Wax Seals

    Quote Originally Posted by MauiSon View Post
    ... and further, I tries to recycle the wax in a candle and it just wouldn't burn - the candle won't burn with bottle-sealing wax. Any one have a recycling purpose for that wax? Maybe hair removal or letter-sealing?
    That's because it really isn't wax. I think most of them are closer to some form of plastic/polymer than actual wax. I've yet to run across any "wax" on a wax sealed bottle that actually acted like wax.

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    Re: &%#@ Wax Seals

    the wax top I had difficulty opening was Knob Creek. They should incluude a pair of Channel Locks in the Christmas packs with this bottle!

    Thomas

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    Re: &%#@ Wax Seals

    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasH View Post
    the wax top I had difficulty opening was Knob Creek. They should incluude a pair of Channel Locks in the Christmas packs with this bottle!

    Thomas
    Absolutely! The tab always pulls it off above the cork and there's no way to get a grip to pull it out. Went through it last night, same as it ever was.

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    Re: &%#@ Wax Seals

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainQ View Post
    First world problem right there.

    Epic quote wins epicly.
    Quote Originally Posted by SMOWK View Post
    I like to save up the charred bits in the bottom of the unfiltered stuff. When I have enough, I pour milk on it and eat it.

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    Re: &%#@ Wax Seals

    needle nose plyers, and roll it over itself.
    Quote Originally Posted by SMOWK View Post
    I like to save up the charred bits in the bottom of the unfiltered stuff. When I have enough, I pour milk on it and eat it.

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    Re: &%#@ Wax Seals

    Quote Originally Posted by wadewood View Post
    Not a run, ETL was bottled with Gold Wax for a long time. Actually several of us at a BT event complained about it and suggested going to same as Weller Centennial and they listened and changed it.

    and then all of a sudden, everyone wanted the gold wax!
    Quote Originally Posted by SMOWK View Post
    I like to save up the charred bits in the bottom of the unfiltered stuff. When I have enough, I pour milk on it and eat it.

 

 

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