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Making a Spray Wax

  1. Jan 26, 2016 #1
    Hello all, my name is Mike and I'm looking to see if it is possible to keep a paraffin wax liquid inside an aerosol can. Then when sprayed out the wax turns to a solid film. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you for your time-Mike
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  3. Jan 26, 2016 #2


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    As long as you keep the can warm enough, the paraffin should stay liquid. However, it is quite viscous, so making a spray can be quite difficult.
  4. Feb 8, 2016 #3


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    You could dissolve it in some solvent. Butane and one or more of the more of the usual suspects (hexane, zylene, MEK, acetone, toluene, ect.) should do. What exactly are you spraying this on?

  5. Feb 8, 2016 #4


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    Spray paraffin wax is available as a medical and salon product . I haven't read all the information but gentle warming seems to be needed before use .

    Also sold as one type of tyre cleaner .
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2016
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