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Look, I knew of Renaissance Wax for years. Learned of it through my membership with the Garand Collectors Association. However, I thought that it was only for items "put away" as in a museum display. Well, now I know better thanks to folks on this forum. Was neat last night when our dinner guests included a husband retired from the LAPD. Was a pleasure showing him revolvers without my typical greasy coat of CLP (No disrespect to CLP/RIG or any other preservative grease). The aforementioned have kept my arms in fantastic condition for decades.

But this Ren Wax stuff is awesome.

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Look, I knew of Renaissance Wax for years. Learned of it through my membership with the Garand Collectors Association. However, I thought that it was only for items "put away" as in a museum display. Well, now I know better thanks to folks on this forum. Was neat last night when our dinner guests included a husband retired from the LAPD. Was a pleasure showing him revolvers without my typical greasy coat of CLP (No disrespect to CLP/RIG or any other preservative grease). The aforementioned have kept my arms in fantastic condition for decades.

But this Ren Wax stuff is awesome.

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I too use it on all my high dollar collectibles and some of my lesser rifles and pistols. Great stuff and it smells good too. Big Larry
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I lust after nickel revolvers (like your 29) and there's nothing better than Renaissance in my book. Just bought a bright nickel Lew Horton 24-3, 44 special in 3". It's so bright, you gotta wear shades. Blue too - it's nice not to have an oil film on the outside. Handy hint though, it sure is helpful to have a package of thin, white, cotton museum gloves sitting on top of the safe for you and your guest handlers.
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I lust after nickel revolvers (like your 29) and there's nothing better than Renaissance in my book. Just bought a bright nickel Lew Horton 24-3, 44 special in 3". It's so bright, you gotta wear shades. Blue too - it's nice not to have an oil film on the outside. Handy hint though, it sure is helpful to have a package of thin, white, cotton museum gloves sitting on top of the safe for you and your guest handlers.
I'll do it. I can find these gloves on line?
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For those of us that live in the frozen north ren wax and smith and wesson's are a great winter pastime.
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Old 03-19-2017, 09:12 PM
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Ren wax is great stuff, but you can get the same shiny results with Johnson's paste wax and even with good old KIWI shoe polish. KIWI will shine like anything. Cheap too.
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EricR,
I should have stated it properly. The correct description is "archival gloves". Here is a simple search:

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That should start you on the right track.
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Ren wax is great stuff, but you can get the same shiny results with Johnson's paste wax and even with good old KIWI shoe polish. KIWI will shine like anything. Cheap too.
This is part of what I found while researching what I wanted to use on my guns. It's more highly refined with a much higher melting point (as in, firearms - hot from firing) when I made my choice:

"Renaissance Wax was developed in the British Museum research laboratories in the early 1950s. It is now manufactured by Picreator Enterprises Ltd. Earlier wax polishes based on beeswax and carnauba wax (Johnsons & KIWI) either contained acids or became acidic over time. Renaissance Wax is based on more stable microcrystalline waxes refined from crude oil."

But, I'll add the following: I ain't never been no wax scientist.
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I previously worked at a nuclear power plant. We used cotton glove liners for handling delicate 'stuff'. They are cheap and disposable. Can be found on Ebay or Amazon.
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This is part of what I found while researching what I wanted to use on my guns. It's more highly refined with a much higher melting point (as in, firearms - hot from firing) when I made my choice:

"Renaissance Wax was developed in the British Museum research laboratories in the early 1950s. It is now manufactured by Picreator Enterprises Ltd. Earlier wax polishes based on beeswax and carnauba wax (Johnsons & KIWI) either contained acids or became acidic over time. Renaissance Wax is based on more stable microcrystalline waxes refined from crude oil."

But, I'll add the following: I ain't never been no wax scientist.
I've been using Johnson Paste wax for several years now (when I ran out of Ren wax) and it has kept my guns protected well. It states right on the can it's good for metal, leather, etc. I know there are several other members here that have been using it for years without any problems. I also use it on my WWII bayonets, fighting knives and Case knives from the 1940's through the 1970's, and leather holsters. After firing and a good cleaning of the gun I apply another coat. I would do that with Ren wax too. Nothing against Ren wax, but for $8 for a one pound can, that is hard to beat.
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