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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-09-2008, 01:55 AM
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WTB : Iron

Yep. Short and sweet. Im looking to buy an iron if anybody has an unused one laying around. PM if you have anything.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-09-2008, 04:27 PM
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go to walmart, 10 bucks you can buy a new one

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go to walmart, 10 bucks you can buy a new one
Well,Ilive in NYC. Which means ZERO walmarts. Plus,I doubt they have wax irons.
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then go to a goodwill or something. you can use any iron.

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you dont need a wax iron, just a regular clothing iron.

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Sheesh, I don't know who to believe anymore. Some people say you need a wax iron because of the holes. others say just use a regular one.
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Yep, a regular iron will work just fine. I think the only difference with a specialized wax iron, at least with the high-quality ones, is a thicker iron plate and a better thermostat -- therefore it'll keep a more accurate temperature range. But as long as you pay attention to the temperature of the board itself (the topside of the board should be slightly warm to the touch but NOT hot) and your wax isn't smoking but running clear, then your board can't tell the difference. She'll just be happy she's getting a waxjob.
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So lets say I get one with holes for like $15 bucks...I just cover the bottom with aluminum foil? Won't the foil like move around or whatnot?
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I don't think the holes make a difference -- as long as you're not using your wife's iron. And wax won't clog it anyways because when it's hot the wax will run off the plate like water. It's pretty cool actually. The purpose of the iron is a) to melt the wax and b) heat the base so it becomes absorbent. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but having a perfectly flat heating surface shouldn't make a difference.
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