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Old 03-14-2018, 04:45 AM
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Has anyone used this wax on the HQ Studio Frame rails? I am wondering how well it works if at all? It is recommended by Quilter’s Apothecary. Thank you
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I just rub crumpled up wax paper on my rails.
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Are you waxing metal rails? My frame has an inset area of plastic/nylon that the carriage wheels run along.
Or do you wax the plastic/nylon part?
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Originally Posted by GEMRM View Post
Are you waxing metal rails? My frame has an inset area of plastic/nylon that the carriage wheels run along.
Or do you wax the plastic/nylon part?
I am curious too
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Originally Posted by feline fanatic View Post
I just rub crumpled up wax paper on my rails.
Same here.

Back when I worked retail, we would rub crumpled wax paper on the clothes racks. Helps the hangers slide easier. Also helps light bulbs screw in smoother, too.
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My rails are metal, aluminum I believe. I clean them with rubbing alcohol on a scrap of batting and that usually picks up some black residue. Then I crumple up wax paper and rub it back and forth on them. I also clean the wheels of my carriage with rubbing alcohol on a Q-Tip and clean the rubber on my encoder wheels the same way. My carriage wheels are some sort of plastic, but I am only waxing the rails which are metal. I don't know if waxing plastic parts would make a difference.

This may not work for every rack. I do know that Jamie Wallen of Quilters Apothecary currently quilts on an Innova which is probably why he recommends waxing the rails. I also quilt on an Innova. I can't see buying a special wax for that when the wax paper works just fine.
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I will try the wax paper. Thanks for the idea everyone!
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Peckish...love your ideas. I have a women’s clothing boutique in Maine and we will give the wax paper rub a try.
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Using rubbing alcohol on any sort of rubber or plastic is a bad idea. It will dry it out and make it susceptible to crumbling or breaking.
This topic has been popular on FB for a few days, and Handi Quilter has said it does not recommend waxing any part of their frames.

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Originally Posted by jmoore View Post
Peckish...love your ideas. I have a women’s clothing boutique in Maine and we will give the wax paper rub a try.
I had a friend who worked in a ladies clothing store - she said they used to do this to make the hanger slide easier, but also to stop them from squeaking/squealing when the hangers were moved along the racks.
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