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  1. #1
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    Default Cleaning Frames ?

    A friend saw I needed supers. He was downsizing so he gave me nineteen with frames. I am going to put in new foundation after cleaning them up. They have slotted bottom bars that are packed with wax. What is the best way to remove it?
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    Default Re: Cleaning Frames ?

    I'd put them in hot water just long enough to melt the wax. Could try a heat gun......but be careful as wax burns....
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    Default Re: Cleaning Frames ?

    I use the Maxant hive tool and scrape / slice each bar. Most of the wax falls out the rest I was able to push through with the Maxany.
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    Default Re: Cleaning Frames ?

    This frame cleaning tool has an end like a straight screw driver but the handle is offset. I find it great for cleaning the frames that have split bottoms. Should work on grooved as well.

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    Default Re: Cleaning Frames ?

    I put mine in the freezer and scrape em while they are cold ...

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Cleaning Frames ?

    keyhole saw?
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  7. #7
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    Default Re: Cleaning Frames ?

    Frame cleaner from all the suppliers or make your own from 1/8" square key stock from the hardware store.

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