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how do we get wax off of leather?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Get a warm iron, and an old dishtowel or terry towel. Lay the towel over the wax, and put the warm iron on it. It will melt the wax and make it get absorbed onto the towel.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Try ice.

    Another way is to warm an iron, put a paper bag on the wax spot and hold the iron on the bag. The paper will absorb the wax as it melts.

    DO NOT put any part of the iron directly on the leather.

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  • 1 decade ago

    the only way is to use an iron and a few paper towels, or a terry cloth. keep the iron off the leather and put the towel( paper or cloth) on the wax. check it in short increments of exposed time to the heat. you should know that the heat could change the color of the leather as well.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    WITH A WARM CLOTH PUT OVER THE WAX, THEN JUST PEEL IT OFF. AND DRY THE LEATHER.

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  • 1 decade ago

    if its suede use a wire brush if its tanned leather peel off what you can,you can also use very hot water and some sort of cleaner just be sure to use some mink oil on it afterwards

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  • star
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    put a cold ice pack on it and let it harden - it should chip off....if it is autowax - this wont work. you could probably consult a local leather expert in your area and have them look at it to give you a better clue...

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It all depends on what type of wax. If it hardens well, then apply something cold to it. It'll be easier to remove.

    Good luck.

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  • 1 decade ago

    you don't, not very well anyway. just start scratching at it gently, be sure not to abraise the leather.

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