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Re: Interesting eBay Auctions
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Damn you Stu!

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Re: The Wonders of...
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Thanks guys - glad to hear it wasn't just me that thought the idea of ren-waxing the jackets was odd!

Amazing stuff for keeping corrosion at bay on steel, though. I used to use ballistol gun oil on my swords, and it was a pain because it attracts dust and also condensation droplets, so you are forever having to wipe it down and re-apply (although it does prevent corrosion well). I ren-waxed them about 5 years ago and have never had to re-apply or do anything. Zero corrosion. Unprotected, they would just about corrode overnight if anyone had touched them.

Great stuff - just maybe not for dust-jackets.

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My dad also used it for swords.

The only time that specific wax would be used on a book is if it was leather and suffering from red rot. Surely he will do the book more long term damage with that process!

I gasped at the price regardless.

Posted on: 4/3 11:50:29


Re: The Wonders of...
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Never heard of that. Or, to be frank, museums with dustjackets...

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This is obviously a "Wonders of" because of the price (basically $30 of books, $520 for a non-original slipcase).

What caught my eye, though, was "The dust jackets are protected in an archival quality poly type sleeve, all my glossy dust jackets are treated with Renaissance Wax (used by museums and restorers) to assist with retention of lustre on the jackets."

I've never heard of anyone using ren-wax on dustjackets. I use it to keep my sword-collection from rusting (and it is great for that), but the idea of waxing dustjackets seems like an absolutely terrible one, as it can't be removed - and seems completely pointless given the jacket is in mylar anyway. Does anyone else do this?


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