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Unread postAuthor: bassmaster1228 » Thu Jul 26, 2007 11:34 pm

this is an easy way to make wax slugs without having to melt the wax and pour it into a mold...(this is faster)



first you will need: tongs, wax, toaster oven, ice water, and a small piece of pipe the same size as your barrel.

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then hold the wax with the tongs in the hot toaster oven until its starts to melt. then when the wax is half melted. the wax becomes plyable like laydough.

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then take your piec of pipe and mash it into the pipe with your fingers until
you have the desired shape u want. then drop it into the icewater. let it cool for a minute or 2 and then you should be able to push the wax out of the pipe easily. and your done

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Unread postAuthor: spud yeti » Fri Jul 27, 2007 12:26 am

Looks like a good method. Thanks for letting us all know. How easy is it to shape the wax into (possibly) a dart/cone shape? (because that would be very cool)
I usually just push the wax (hard) through a short tube of my barrel's size and then lube it up. This works well and is easy.
Anyway, thanks for the enlightenment.
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Unread postAuthor: noob of noobs » Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:52 am

How well does wax fly? It seems a bit too light to get any good distance... But using it as aircones or sabots sounds like a good idea.
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Unread postAuthor: spud yeti » Fri Jul 27, 2007 6:54 am

Weight of 1" (length) of 1" (diameter) wax: 6 grams

So its almost double that of a piantball (if using 1" of wax) and more aerodynamic if shaped.
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Unread postAuthor: Acdcmonkey1991 » Fri Jul 27, 2007 8:08 am

I thought paintballs were 6 grams. BTW ow much would a 1" steel ball be compared to this?
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Unread postAuthor: spud yeti » Fri Jul 27, 2007 8:23 am

I weighed 10 paintballs on my scale, which was 40 grams, then measured 20 paintballs, which was 81 grams, so concluded they weigh 4 grams, but you may get different size paintballs. (i guess thats not really double the weight, but I was talking approxitate weights. I think a good size wax slug would be 1.75" total size, with .5" front part going into cone. This would weigh +- 11 grams )
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:36 pm

I'm impressed!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Unread postAuthor: Specialist » Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:41 pm

what king of wax do you use? do you use just the wax from a small candle with out the wick?
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Unread postAuthor: bassmaster1228 » Sat Jul 28, 2007 1:11 am

Specialist wrote:what king of wax do you use? do you use just the wax from a small candle with out the wick?


yea just use any wax that u can find
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Unread postAuthor: spud yeti » Sat Jul 28, 2007 2:16 am

I often go to the beach in the morning because everyone has candles on the beach at night. I sometimes get up to 35 candles. Only thing is the outside of the candle is sometimes sandy, but it doesnt really matter.

How well does wax fly? It seems a bit too light to get any good distance... But using it as aircones or sabots sounds like a good idea.

If you want to, you can put a piece of lead or metal in the middle to add weight.
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Unread postAuthor: n3rdkw » Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:56 pm

The beach idea sounds pretty good
Unfortunately I live 30 min. away from the beach =/
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Unread postAuthor: Tom » Fri Sep 07, 2007 9:51 am

If I was you I shoulden'd use it as piston.
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Unread postAuthor: ninjafroglet » Sun Nov 11, 2007 4:14 pm

this is for making wax slugs to fire, not for use as a piston =o
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Unread postAuthor: monkeyfreakster » Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:53 am

you should stick a nail through it when it is almost dry ...i bet that would do some good damage ,not to mention it would probaly be pretty accurate
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Unread postAuthor: Hawkeye » Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:00 am

You can still buy wax for canning purposes. Any Grocery store has it. It's cheap too.
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