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Anybody wax your splitter ?

Post in 'The Gear' started by Pallet Pete, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. Pallet Pete

    Pallet Pete Guest

    So I have been restoring my splitter and to date it looks down right sexy ! Do any of you wax your splitters to keep them nice ? Pros & Cons to this ?

    Pete

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  2. Bret Chase

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    I will wax the I beam where the wedge slides.... just like I wax the top of my table saw.... but that's about it..
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  3. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    Is the beam growing some hair?!!!
  4. Bret Chase

    Bret Chase Minister of Fire

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    are you asking me, Zap?
  5. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    No, Pete.
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  6. Pallet Pete

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    Haha I am a bit anal about taking care of things once there fixed up. I wax my car why not the splitter lol.

    Pete
  7. thewoodlands

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    It's the first I heard of waxing the beam.
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    I don't care whatever you kids call it this day . . . but I tell ya you'll grow blind if you do it too often. ;)
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    Just do it till you need glasses.
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    clemsonfor Minister of Fire

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    my wood cutting budy pours oil on the beam where the wedge slides, but no wax.
  11. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    I use the Canola Oil for the beam that I run for bar oil too.
  12. lukem

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    Same here. Johson's paste wax on any bare metal that needs to stay bare. I usually wax the splitter before it goes dormant for the summer.
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    Ummm...some things are just better off left un-said.>>
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  14. Pallet Pete

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    Well I think once the enamel is fully cured I am waxing it to help keep the oil tank and beam clean maybe ill even power wash it every week like my car and slam a PBR while I do it lol.

    Pete
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    I've never waxed ours and 20 years later it still looks good. If you do wax, I'd wait 3-6 months before waxing it though.
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    Now you have my attention!!!

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    Don't forget to undercoat it. ;)
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  18. Pallet Pete

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    I like this idea !

    Pete
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    OH...is that why I have to squint when reading these posts:p
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    Dormant? I split a cord today! I think that makes 3 cords this week.

    <-- working on 2015 wood this week
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    I already have my 2016 wood. I don't split when its hot.
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    Well, good for you! Only two seasons in, and using more than 6 cords each year, I'm still trying to get ahead! Almost finished my 2015 wood, and have about 8-9 cords of rounds stacked waiting to be split for 2016.

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