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 Post subject: Which doping wax do you use
PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:39 am 
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Hi
Since i am new to faceting world so need these small tips from the experienced.
Which doping wax to use. Which is not stubborn to heat and has good adhesivness. i.e melts easily and holds the stone strong.
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 Post subject: Re: Which doping wax do you use
PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:51 pm 
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Im having good luck with brown wax, I think I got it from knigsley north.
the amber colored lacquer based stuff didn't work out for me.


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 Post subject: Re: Which doping wax do you use
PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:00 pm 
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I use a brown wax for the initial dopping to cut the pavilion. Then transfer using Loctite's Ultra Gel Control Super Glue. Some faceters do the reverse but I find this works better for me. The brown wax I use is linked below. It has very good adhesion when it, the stone, and the dop stick are all heated properly when fixing the stone to the dop. And when cooled it isn't as brittle as some dop waxes.
https://kingsleynorth.com/brown-facet-wa.html


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