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Author Topic: Best recipies for log end sealers that really work?  (Read 20999 times)

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Re: Best recipies for log end sealers that really work?
« Reply #20 on: July 18, 2008, 10:56:35 PM »
INFO - I tried making some homemade sealant today. Had one of those outdoor candle been sitting on the back porch for forever. Heated it and added mineral spirits to it. Turned out real neat. It reminded me of bacon grease. Smooth and creamy looks like it will go on really good. Then I thought why not make some more? Went to the store and bought some straight paraffin and did the same to it. When it set up it was kind of clumpy. Will still probably work just not the wonderful appeal of the first batch. They must have lot different wax in the candle. What ever it is that is what I would want to use.

 Then I called Texas Timbers company. They were very helpful and quoted a price. Minimum was $100 . I dont know if they will let 2-5gal jugs go as the min. May have to buy 3. I am not sure if I can make the home brew for that price. So I"ll be making out an order to try the ready made.
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Re: Best recipies for log end sealers that really work?
« Reply #21 on: December 28, 2017, 05:39:21 PM »
The products once sought from ACI (Associated Chemist) Portland, Oregon facility are still available.  Walker Emulsions purchased ACI in 2012.  The K-7002 is a wax emulsion used for sealing logs and lumber.  They used to have other, similar products, but you would need to give them a call. 

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Re: Best recipies for log end sealers that really work?
« Reply #22 on: December 28, 2017, 07:28:28 PM »
OK,  I'll bite.  I'm like Kevin, I'm cheap , and I like to experiment.  I like to seal my leather work boots regularly, and I had a favorite wax product that I used and Liked.  Blue and white can.  It seems there was a price increase when I went to buy a new can, and I decided to "speriment".  Google gave some ideas that sounded good to me.  I mixed equal parts of toilet bowl sealing wax, linseed oil, and mineral spirits.  Heated gently in a metal can on the shop wood stove until the wax melted, and stirred occasionally along the way.  That produced a creamy yellowish mix that is somewhat more liquid than the "blue can" product.  It applies easily to boots, and works well on leather gloves also.  I like it, it seems to work, and I don't believe is costs $1/oz to brew up.  For what it's worth.

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Re: Best recipies for log end sealers that really work?
« Reply #23 on: December 29, 2017, 01:06:18 PM »
If I had to I would go to a big box store and buy the mix off color junk. Short $$
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