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06-09-2005, 05:24 AM
Does anyone know of Xiam, it is a wipe on coating for mild steel that dries and leaves a brown protective coating. I have seen it on metal, but no one can tell me where I can find it. The spelling may be wrong, the one person who did identify it for me pronounced it X I am. Help, and thanks :?
06-10-2005, 06:39 AM
There are many protective coatings out there. Some can be made right at the shop. Like Bees-wax and turpentine. This mix turns a very nice brown. Use the turpentine to dilute the beeswax a bit, i.e. to make it softer and easier to apply. The proportions of bees wax to turpentine can vary according to personal preference. Mix some up and add more beeswax/turpentine if it is too soft/hard. Use the turpentine sparingly. The "X" product your probably taking about is XYLAN. See www.metcoat.com/xylan.htm
I hope this has helped you.
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