Really I'm looking for a good carrying agent that will dissolve paraffin wax, but preferably that also evaporates quickly AND doesn't come with serious health concerns. Basically, I'm trying to make a rust inhibitor using paraffin....where it can be applied and then the solvent evaporates quickly (minute or two?), leaving behind only the wax coating on the surface to which it was applied. I've tried: acetone (didn't dissolve the wax), mineral spirits (didn't dissolve wax and slow evap rate), naphtha (didn't seem to dissolve wax....and the evaporation rate was too slow anyway), turpentine (DID dissolve wax....but the evaporation rate seems a bit slow). Thanks in advance to anyone who can solve this one! Right now I'm kinda considering xylene, but I don't know for sure it fits the bill (fast evaporation, dissolves wax and won't make you sick).