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how do i know if my iron is at correct temp for waxing?

so i waxed my board the other night and need some help.

i have a normal clothes iron and i was using maplus universal wax (its cheap hydrocarbon wax).

i set the iron to the "Nylon" setting. according to the digital thermometer that i "borrowed" from my kitchen, the iron's temp was around 230-240 Fahrenheit.

Is this correct for a cold temp wax or am i doing something wrong?


no the wax wasn't smoking
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If the wax starts to smoke, turn it down, otherwise, wax on, wax off


230-240 is usually the general range for waxing or 120-140 celcius


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thanks m60g

by the way anyone used that maplus univeral stuff before? first time using it.
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I wouldn't recommend using that iron for clothes after you have waxed with it now.
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I wouldn't recommend using that iron for clothes after you have waxed with it now.
lol i'm well aware of that
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lol i'm well aware of that
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Hot enough to melt the wax, but not too hot so that it smokes.

Waxing isnt an exact science.
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