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RE: Re: Removing Wax From Sonotube

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Posted by on April 18, 2000 03:06:18 UTC

The "wax" inside the sonotubes is not wax, but
and thin layer (.0005" - .001" thick.) of polyethylene film, usually extruded on the first
"wrap" of cardboard. The best way is to peel it
off, as the only solvent for polyethylene is
boiling toluene -- very dangerous and toxic.
It is best to leave the coating on for moisture
protection. There are some paints that will stick, if the surface is roughened up a bit.

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