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Old 04-30-2020, 08:29 AM
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Has anyone tried gun wax? If so, what was your experience and would you recommend? Thoughts?
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Renaissance Wax. Great Stuff.
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Renaissance wax for me as well.
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Renaissance wax for me, I can not believe a better product exists for guns
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One more vote for Ren Wax. I use it on edged weapons too.
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YUP! get some.
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Renaissance wax for me too but also I use Flitz gun wax for stocks and barrels on long guns and shotguns. The Flitz helps to protect from elements and claims blood also is repelled.
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Ren Wax for me as well.
I was a long time advocate of Johnson's Paste, but am a convert after trying Ren Wax and finding it far superior for this purpose.
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Old 04-30-2020, 10:54 AM
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Ren Wax here too.............
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Old 04-30-2020, 11:33 AM
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I use Johnson Paste Wax in the Yellow Can.

I use this only on my Stainless Steel Revolvers. When I apply
JPW, I use Cotton Make Up Remover Rounds.

I have never tried JPW on a Blued Gun. I think it would be Ok.

I believe JPW has a high concentration of Carnauba Wax which
is good.

I like Nu Finish Wax (in the orange bottle). I have found it works
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front of Stainless Steel Cylinders. Also good for Brass Tumbler
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Ren wax here too. I do have to say that Johnson paste wax can be picked up at your local Home Depot tho. Rex was I got from ordering from Brownells.
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Supposedly, this is the same ingredients, made in Ohio... Does anyone have any experience with this? I am nearly out of Renaissance Wax.

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I think that Ren Wax is a brand name - pretty sure that it is just microcystalline wax. It is what museums use to protect and preserve items.
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Old 04-30-2020, 10:30 PM
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I think that Ren Wax is a brand name - pretty sure that it is just microcystalline wax. It is what museums use to protect and preserve items.
Ren Wax is made in England. This one is made in Barberton, Ohio according to the site. I will call them tomorrow and ask.

I know the NRA National Firearms Museum uses it, and Milt Sparks recommends for use on their holsters.
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Ren wax for the win.
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Ren Wax is made in England. This one is made in Barberton, Ohio according to the site. I will call them tomorrow and ask.

I know the NRA National Firearms Museum uses it, and Milt Sparks recommends for use on their holsters.
Looking forward to hearing what they say.

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JPW works for me too. I don't like that you have to degrease and remove oil from guns before use.
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A little container of Ren Wax is a lifetime supply unless you have an armory.
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Ren Wax for me, Flitz on the stainless.
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Another user of Renaissance Wax here. I used to use carnuba wax, but the Renaissance Wax is superior. A little bit goes a long way!
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Ren Wax for me, Flitz on the stainless.
I use Ren Wax and have a tube of Flitz I havenít tried yet. Iím curious, why do you prefer Flitz for SS?
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To the best of my (limited) knowledge, Flitz produces a polish, not a wax.
I use Flitz to polish stainless if it needs it, and then follow with a coat or two of Ren Wax.
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I spoke with a man at Wheaton. He said that his product is a bit different and the solvent has less odor. He is sending me a sample to try.

He did speak highly of Ren Wax.
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I discovered that even high end custom guitar makers use Renaissance Wax. I have used it on my war time Martins and Gibsons. Even on my new KOA Goodall.

I have restored my tweed Amplifiers with Ren Wax as well.

Wood absolutely loves Ren Wax. Oil turns grips black.

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Well, I received a nice package from the folks at E. J. Wheaton. I called them and he kindly sent me a 8 ounce container of his wax. So, I took a couple of my revolvers out of the vault, degreased the frame and barrel and then applied this wax just as I would apply the Renaissance Wax. To my eye, exactly the same.

I also used leather cleaner on an old USMC K-Bar leather handle, heated up the leather under an incandescent light bulb and then applied this wax with a clean toothbrush, making sure to get down into the gripping grooves. I let it sit for about a minute or so and then rubbed it off with a coarse towel. seems to be the same effect as Renaissance. Then, I rubbed it into a couple of leather holsters, one tan and one black and after polishing them up with a towel, they looked great.

Obviously, this is one man's opinion but I really see no difference in the end results between this and Renaissance wax. I think I will use this from now on: larger container, Ohio made and cheaper.

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I use Ren wax on display pieces, but have used just any old car wax on carry guns rather than get gun oil on my clothes.
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The Flitz polishes the stainless and I have been told not to use it on blued guns as it will remove some of the bluing. Ren was will probably work on most anything.
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A automotive wax with no cleaners in it such as Mothers California Gold Pure Carnauba Paste Wax will do a great job on those everyday carry , rifle and shotguns that see a lot of use .
You can wax them when needed and not break the bank .
I use the stuff here in Louisiana and it keeps the rust at bay without leaving a oily or greasy film on firearms .
Also does a good job on my 1968 Chevelle Malibu !!!
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Thanks Rangerone. From my experience, 8 oz of either Ren Wax or the other product would last me 5 lifetimes ! A little goes a long way. I would have bought it had I known about it since I am an Ohio guy myself.
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The Flitz polishes the stainless and I have been told not to use it on blued guns as it will remove some of the bluing. Ren was will probably work on most anything.
Use Flitz lightly on blued guns. I`ve been using it since 1982.It works wonders,never had a problem
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Has anyone tried gun wax? If so, what was your experience and would you recommend? Thoughts?
As previously mentioned, for a vintage piece consider a very light once-over with Flitz followed by a good coat of Ren Wax. I did this K-22 today, and was amazed by the brownish deposits the Flitz took off of this previously well cleaned 70+ year old finish. The improvement to an already very nice finish was somewhat remarkable.
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Just ordered my first jar of Ren Wax last night. You folks are very convincing.
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I also use Renaissance gun wax and it works very well for me. It protects the finish and the wood too. Great for Blued guns.
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Round these parts we use “Johnny butter” (paste’s was) and don’t need no renasance no how ! !
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