Wax removal

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Good day all.

I made a knife from O1 (60 hrc) steel, sanded it to 400 grit and did a few Ferric dunks. It came out the way I wanted so I protected it with Johnson's paste wax while I decided on scales.
Having handled it during the laying around / decision process, I managed to lightly scratch it. Now I'm wondering if there is a way to remove the wax completely so I can dunk it again, hopefully without resending, etc.
Any ideas?
TIA
Scott
 

Richard338

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I'd start by seeing how clean it will come with hot soapy water and a microfiber cloth.
 
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Thank you both for the suggestions. I was considering submerging it in acetone, but, I want get to get some other ideas before possibly wasting the solvent.
An injury has me housebound or I would get out and get some other things.
 

Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith

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Naphtha is the solvent for Johnson's Paste Wax. Denatured alcohol will also work.
 
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I do have denatured alcohol, so I will give that a first try. Thank you Stacy.
 
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