Micro Crystalline Wax Polish

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tallstory
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Micro Crystalline Wax Polish

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I have been using this wax polish made by Picreator Renaissance Ltd (a UK company) and I am mightily impressed by it. It claims to be used by many museums to protect antique furniture and metal parts as well. It gives a nice hard finish which doesn't finger-mark easily. It's a bit pricey but the company advises it to be used sparingly and my tin, bought many months ago, is still mostly full. Worth a try on your arcade machines and household furniture too.

Usual disclaimer - I have nothing to do with this company and I don't even get free samples. :-(
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pennymachines
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Re: Micro Crystalline Wax Polish

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Not seen that one before. I'm always in pursuit of the perfect silicone-free wax polish. Feedback on its metal protecting prowess is mixed...
I match your "Appointment to Her Majesty" and "Formulated in the British Museum’s Research Laboratory'' with an "Appointment to Her Majesty" (Mylands) and an "As used in National Trust Properties".

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Although petroleum-derived, microcrystalline wax is used on various comestible products (e.g. glazing on chewing gum) and is considered food-safe.
This guy has tested carnauba waxes vs microcrystal waxes:



Other brands are available: MW225 Chestnut Products Microcrystalline Wax, Hampshire Sheen Microcrystalline Wax, Sasol Microcrystalline Wax.
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