How to make surf wax, organic and processed?

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darty79 started the topic in Monday, 24 Jun 2013 at 4:39pm

Has anyone had a crack at making their own wax? I have the following formulas one for organic and one for normal;

Paraffin wax
Microcrystalline wax
Petroleum jelly
Adhesive (Vistanex)
Small amounts of scent and dye if you want a nice look / smell

Coconut oil
Tree resin (cool water wax only)

The problem is for the normal mix i cannot find any Vistanex, does anyone know a supplier or alternative?

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indo-dreaming Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 at 7:31am

Interesting thread...don't know where to find Vistanex but know where to find a lot of coconut oil :)

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dumpy Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 at 8:39pm

a bit of googling turned up:
Vistanex LM and MM polymers are clean, light colored polymers with essentially no odor or taste.
Visit our web site at for a complete product listing.

Make sure you have a read of the MSDS to understand how many rats the product kills before you get your hands covered in it.

actually that link was pretty crap, sorry. wiki:
The bit about being used in small amounts as a fuel additive seems relevant...

try googling polyisobutylene and your nearest main city - i got 4 hits for suppliers.

may you give gluefoot airs a new meaning!

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storminteractive Saturday, 28 Dec 2013 at 10:39am

Dumpy, should you ever find your way to reading this, I just got some vistenex for making surf wax but it came with no MSDS, can you point me in the right direction?

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surfing-cronulla Sunday, 29 Dec 2013 at 7:52am
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Roy Stuart Sunday, 19 Jan 2014 at 8:49am

We invented the coconut oil and beeswax recipes in 1994, and gave them to the surfing world... just saying.

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factotum Friday, 26 Oct 2018 at 3:33pm

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