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Old July 19, 2010, 02:03 PM   #1
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I Need Help With Carbauba as a Lube Additive.

I found 100% carnauba wax locally for a cheap price, so I decided that I'll use it in my bullet lube since it has superior characteristics to Paraffin.

How much do I need to add to my beeswax to make it a hard setting lube?

I wouldn't think I would need to add it pound for pound to beeswax, but I simply do not know.

Any advice?
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Old July 19, 2010, 03:25 PM   #2
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I don't know either. Melt a little beeswax and try a small 50:50. If it's too hard, mix an equal part of additional beeswax. If it's too soft, use an equal part of carnauba wax instead. This approach should narrow the choices fast enough.
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Old July 19, 2010, 04:51 PM   #3
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I was gonna say go here http://castboolits.gunloads.com/forumdisplay.php?f=58


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Old July 19, 2010, 06:02 PM   #4
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Well ... Dan from Bullshop said awhile back that he mixes 1 to 2 ounces per pound of Beeswax.

Maybe that's enough. Don't know.

I would think that the 50/50 mix would be way too hard. Considering the carnauba I have now is literally as hard as concrete ... I would think that you would only need a few ounces to make it work. I tried breaking it with a hammer, and it wouldn't shatter or anything. I had to grate it with a stainless steel cheese grater to get it to even flake!
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Old July 20, 2010, 09:48 AM   #5
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It could be small. I just don't know? When you start mixing waxes with different melting points, you start to get a larger hardening slush zones. That may affect how you set your heater temperature on your lubrisizer. If you take the approach I suggested, working in factors of 2, your second and third doubling of the beeswax will get you to Dan's levels (1/8 and 1/16 part). You'll get a good sense of the effect of different amounts along the way. Just do it all small until you see what you like?
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