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09-6-2015 15:31:42  #1


Waxing a typewriter: How to do it? And does it need to be done?

As you probably read in my other thread, I got carried away using some chemical cleaner on my typewriter (You wont beleive how much dirt came off!) It was an Oliver. I dont know if any wax or whatever they put on the factory was taken off. So should I wax it?


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09-6-2015 16:17:54  #2


Re: Waxing a typewriter: How to do it? And does it need to be done?

Personally I think it would be a good idea to protect the cleaned typewriter.
The stuff I use, Renaissance Wax, is used by the British Museum for all sorts of treasures on all kinds of surfaces. I have used it on my Remington Portables with the shiny paint and it didn't cause any problems, not that I can see anyway. I particularly wanted to protect the flaking decals, which it did. I dabbed some gently over the decals with a soft cloth and then very gently buffed to a shine. I also use it as a final polish on the shiny metal parts of my typewriters, and I used it on the plastic keys of my Lettera 32 today to bring life back to them after a thorough scrub. It isn't cheap, but it certainly goes a long way. I don't think I will need to buy another tin for about 10 years!
Whatever you use, test it on a small patch in a corner first.

 

Last edited by malole (09-6-2015 16:20:32)

 

09-6-2015 17:38:47  #3


Re: Waxing a typewriter: How to do it? And does it need to be done?

Thank you! I will have to look this up. Do you know how much it is? Or a link?


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10-6-2015 03:25:28  #4


Re: Waxing a typewriter: How to do it? And does it need to be done?

http://www.amazon.com/Renaissance-Micro-Crystalline-Wax-Polish-65/dp/B001DSZWEM?tag=duckduckgo-d-20

There you go! not as expensive on Amazon as I thought. I paid the same in £ sterling!

 

10-6-2015 05:19:55  #5


Re: Waxing a typewriter: How to do it? And does it need to be done?

Wow thanks! Ill try and order some.


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10-6-2015 05:40:20  #6


Re: Waxing a typewriter: How to do it? And does it need to be done?

Also, think I could use Carnauba wax too? I think I have some.


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11-6-2015 13:10:03  #7


Re: Waxing a typewriter: How to do it? And does it need to be done?

Yes, you could use that too!

 

21-8-2018 02:12:25  #8


Re: Waxing a typewriter: How to do it? And does it need to be done?

Thank you for the Renaissance Wax recommendation. Just used it to polish up nickel plating and enamel on Royal No 10 (1925) and Royal Junior (1937) It is a great product that doesn’t seem to work too aggressively.

 

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