These hard sticks of wax are designed solely for the use of woodturners and are made from a special blend of animal, vegetable and mineral waxes including Carnauba (the hardest of all waxes) for a hard bright shine and durability, Ozocerite and Ceresin (high melt waxes) for extra hardness, shine and water resistance, Microcrystalline for added water resistance and durability, and just a hint of beeswax.
The Waxtik is applied directly to the work whilst it is spinning in the lathe, then with the lathe still running the wax is melted on to the work piece through friction. This is done by applying a clean soft rag to the work and moving it slowly across the face of the turned piece.
Use heavy pressure for a satin finish and light pressure for a more lustrous sheen. Second and subsequent coats may be applied if needed.
For a high shine apply a coat of shellac or spirit varnish to the turned piece then immediately apply the Waxtik as described above.
The Waxtik can be applied over our Shellawax and Shellawax Cream friction polishes, and also works extremely well over our EEE-Ultra Shine for a fully waxed finish. Can be used over most oil finishes that respond to a final buffing with hard wax including Organoil and Danish oil. (Best used on oiled surfaces when the surface is completely dry and no more oil is sweating from the pores of the wood)
Shithot Waxtik is NON TOXIC and totally safe for use on all food implements, bowls, babies rattles etc. However being a wax it may show a dull or white spot if wet. This can be repaired by using our Traditional Wax.
You will obtain a much better finish on your work if you sand finely. Start with around 180 grit then go though the grits to 600 girt. eg. 180, 220, 280, 320, 400. 500, 600. For an even more brilliant effect sand up to 1200 grit then use our EEE-Ultra Shine before using the Waxtik
Huon Pine, Oak and Elm, all respond brilliantly to being waxed with Waxtik with no other finish being applied.