Submitted by darty79 on Mon, 06/24/2013 - 16:39
Has anyone had a crack at making their own wax? I have the following formulas one for organic and one for normal;
Small amounts of scent and dye if you want a nice look / smell
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?
Interesting thread...don't know where to find Vistanex but know where to find a lot of coconut oil :)
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 http://www.butylrubber.com 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: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butyl_rubber
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!
on usenet my friends .sig was "leave only footprints" but if you do that some one will follow.... :D
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?
Oz safety sheets (MSDS) and standards here - http://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/sites/swa/whs-information/hazardous-...
Full article here - http://www.surfing-waves.com/howto/make_surf_wax.htm
We invented the coconut oil and beeswax recipes in 1994, and gave them to the surfing world... just saying.