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« on: November 22, 2004 05:42:56 PM »

So genious me, I decided to have fun melting crayons today. I got a big saucepan boiling water and a smaller pan inside that for the crayons...however I failed to figure out how to clean the wax out when I was done.
Most is out, but lots still remains in the little tiny scratchy cracks. Any ideas to get it out?
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rainbowmeow
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2004 05:49:06 PM »

Maybe run it under some hot water until it softens and get a scrub pad to clean it up.  Next time, use an old soup can or something like that to melt the wax in, then you can just throw it away.
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« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2004 05:57:33 PM »

Nope, even though getting hot makes sense, its actually better to stick it in the freezer for a few hours, the wax gets so hard it breaks off when gently pryed. I do this all the time to my little votive holders.
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« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2004 06:27:04 PM »

ah well see...its not like, a lot of wax, its like brushed steel and its inside all the little tiny scratches. i was thinking maybe steel wool but we dont have any. thanks for the advice though!
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zephren
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2004 07:17:34 PM »

Maybe you can put it in the oven, and then wipe it out with a paper towel.
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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2004 04:51:19 PM »

I know it sounds stupid, but my grandmother uses peanut butter. It works for wax and bubble gum.
However, it doesn't work on a table cloth! If the gum or wax dosn't ruin you table cloth, the peanut butter will!
I would try it with the scrubby side of a sponge. Good luck!
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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2004 11:13:50 AM »

Putting it in the oven always works best for me, I do it when I'm making candles. Just don't burn yourself!  Smiley
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Goddess
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2004 12:53:43 PM »

put it in the oven, then press a paper bag into it and let the paper suck up the wax...works for me
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« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2004 06:27:01 PM »

You have to get GOO GONE it is a great investment it gets rid of wax and practically everything else stick or oily. 
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« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2004 07:50:35 AM »

really hot water preg_replace('/(.{49})/', '$1 ', 'and..............................................................................')


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