|Dimensions||19 x 11.5 x 1.5 in|
Duck wax is used for removing feathers from waterfowl. This product is a fully refined paraffin and microcrystalline wax blend with a medium melt point and ranges in color from light yellow to yellow.
Duck wax makes removing pinfeathers from waterfowl easy. Watch this video for tips on using it.
WARNING: Hot wax can cause serious injuries, including burns. To avoid serious injuries when melting wax, take the following precautions:
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This wax is most commonly used for removing feathers off of waterfowl. First dry pluck as many feathers off the bird as possible. Next, heat up a container of water until the temperature reads about 160°F (71°C). Boiling is too hot and will not allow for an even coating of wax. While the water is heating up, add your wax. A good ratio to use is 25 percent wax and 75 percent water.
Allow the wax to melt and surface to the top. Dip the bird in the wax for a few seconds. After the wax hardens, peel off the wax and the remaining pinfeathers in smooth strips.
If the wax coating on the bird is too thin, you may be dipping at too high of a temperature. If the coating is too thick, increase the temperature. You can tell if the wax coating is too thin because there will be incomplete coverage and the wax won’t remove all feathers. The wax coating is too thick if it is difficult to remove or not pliable.
|Duck Wax Properties|
|Congealing Point (D-938)||140℉
|Needle Penetration (D-1321)|
|0.1 mm @ 77℉/25℃
0.1 mm @ 100℉/38℃
FDA Status: This product is in compliance with Federal Regulations 21 CFR-178.3710 and 21 CFR-178.886
What can I use to melt the wax in?
A container with a temperature setting on it is recommended. A double-boiler will work sufficiently for dipping, but is not highly recommended as it does not have a temperature setting on it.