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post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-14-2008, 03:02 PM
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Just make sure the steam setting is turned to off.

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Kill, so you just used a regular old household iron? what did u do about the holes on it?
I "used" an old household iron. I have an actual wax iron now, but back in the day the house iron was free and money wasn't that plentiful.

The holes in the iron don't affect anything. As grimdog said, just don't use the steam function. The biggest trick was keeping the iron on a low enough temp that it didn't burn the wax. It was very easy to run the iron too hot and burn the crap out of the wax.
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so just make sure you don't see steam coming off of the wax in order to tell if it's burning or not?
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so just make sure you don't see steam coming off of the wax in order to tell if it's burning or not?
Basically. Better yet, just make sure there is no water in the iron. There is no use for water in a wax iron. Once you use an iron for waxing that is all it's good for, not a good idea to try to iron your clothes with it afterwards.
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well i've heard that putting foil on the iron will keep it from getting ruined, or is that just bs?
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PAIN IN THE ASS!!! I would just spend the $50 and then not worry about foil and paper towel wiping and guessing at temerature control....

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well i've heard that putting foil on the iron will keep it from getting ruined, or is that just bs?
PITA for sure. Also, it would be very easy to tear the foil and once you do that you'll have wax on the iron anyway. Go to your local thrift store (Goodwill, ARC, Salvation Army) and buy an iron from them that you will use as a dedicated wax iron. That is if you are on a budget. If not, just buy $20-$50 wax iron. Watch sac as good wax irons pop there for cheap from time to time. I picked up my latest model from them.
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I'll be honest, my $7 iron that I picked up from WalMart works fine. I'm not concerned about it breaking because its easily replacable...its just not that great at holding temperatures, but good enough.

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Thats not a bad idea at all. I'll have to take a trip to a local thrift store and see what I can dig up.
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alrite i'll keep that in mind thanks for the tip wolf. I also had a few other questions regarding waxing and tuning that I had PMed you about. I'm not sure if you saw it, but I don't wanna repost it here cause it's kinda lengthy so if you get a chance to take a look at it let me know. Thanks
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