paraffin removal

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From:Gayle Callis <> (by way of histonet)
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The hot iron/paper towl works well, and if you can get a brown
paper towel, you will see the melted paraffin, keep changing the towel
until you see no more melted paraffin, then a dry cleaning will finalize
the residual removal.  I have even (if you test an area for color) used
a bit of xylene substitute (not the orange juice smelling stuff) dabbed
it on and blotted it out for final step.  Use a hood, gloves for that.

This is an old method for removing candle wax from favorite table cloths,
and if you ice the paraffin droplets first, gently lever off, and then
use the iron, you will not melt more wax into the fabric.

Good luck
Gayle Callis

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