How to Make Grind Rail Wax





Introduction: How to Make Grind Rail Wax

In this instructable I will be showing you how to make your own grind wax. You could go and by a block of special wax from the skate shop for ~$3, or make it for about 50 cents or less a block.

NOTE: I did not think of this. I am just relaying information from

Step 1: Tools and Materials

to make the wax, you will need a couple of tools, and two (2) ingredients.
the tools you will need:
an Altoids tin or metal container
pot or pie dish
muffin tray
cupcake paper thingies (optional, but highly recommended if you intend to use the tin for muffins again)
washing up glove(s)
ice block (optional)

the ingredients you need
candles/wax (see picture for details)
olive oil

Step 2: Melt Your Wax

Get your pie tin/pot and fill it with water. Now measure (by volume) how much wax you have. This will be important when you add the oil. Get the water to the boil then put your Altoids tin/container in the boiling water, then put the wax in the Altoids tin/container. As it starts to melt, turn down the heat because if you have it on the highest setting it will boil away the water.
This almost happened to me. I started with a full pie tin and it was almost completely empty by the end of making the batch.
stir the wax a bit to help it melt.

Step 3: Add Oil

Now, once the wax has completely melted, add oil at a rate of about 1:2.5 (wax:oil). you can add more, but it might not set. but if you don't put enough in it won't be very slippery. experiment. if you want color, don't use food dyes, use colored candles in the mix.

Step 4: Pour Into Moulds and Let Set.

Put the cupcake thingies in the muffin tray. Now get the melted wax and oil and pour it into the cupcake thingies. Let set. Use the ice block to help if you want.

Step 5: Do Something With It!

you could start lubing up your rails with your very own wax or you could sell it.
Do what you want with it! its yours!



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    ive made it with wax, a crayon, cooking oil and vasilene before(no measuring or weighing) and it came out great. i like the idea of putting it into cupcake papers. i might make loads and sell it at my local skatepark

    i used tin foil i place of the altoids ti to melt teh wax atefr sum wax cooled on te bottom it be came stiff still tis is cool

    english, please

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    thank you for this it really work this stuff is awsome i tried crayons it took longer than i thought but it worked thanks again!

    im gonna make this and sell it

    you can just put it in the freezer to cool

    it will shrink, and might crack.

    no way.
    i put them in for two hours as soon as their lukewarm

    thanks this is an awsome ible i made some red one's with my mums old candles.

    i used a baked bean tin and saucepan for mass production