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11 Jun 2009 03:11 PM
    Vetrazzo and Icestone both promote their green material and manufacturing process which I believe is a good thing.  I do have a question that has not been answered yet.

    If you apply three coats of sealer and then put wax over it, how do you remove the wax, completely, so that you can apply more sealer within the following year?  If you use acetone, doesn't this conflict with the eco friendly part of the material?

    Maybe there is some other material that will take care of the wax.
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    11 Jun 2009 07:38 PM
    Wax may scratch off with a razor blade. I would be a little paranoid about damaging the concrete binder though. It works on granite but it (granite) is much harder.

    Other than that, I think that chemicals are about the only thing that's going to dissolve wax. Have you tried searching for "green" wax stripper?
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    11 Jun 2009 11:40 PM
    No I have not done a search. I thought there may be an obvious answer that I was overlooking. The manufacturers don't have a good answer yet.

    Car products have wax strippers, but not sure how that would work in the kitchen.
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    12 Jun 2009 03:24 AM

     I was familiar w/ the 3 coats of green sealer but what is the story on the wax?  I hadn't heard of that.  Is that w/ Icestone?


     

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    12 Jun 2009 05:48 AM
    The wax is to prevent etching from acids and the sealer prevents staining or at least help to reduce the staining.
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    12 Jun 2009 12:13 PM
    I know that Dawn dishwashing liquid will strip car wax. At least carnauba wax will get stripped off...I don't know about some of the newer compounds.
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    10 May 2010 03:48 PM
    Posted By Brian Stone on 12 Jun 2009 07:13 AM
    I know that Dawn dishwashing liquid will strip car wax. At least carnauba wax will get stripped off...I don't know about some of the newer compounds.

    i'm with him.....clay bars also will strip all way off....i'd use a clay bar with soapy dawn in a cup and try that. Use the soapy water as the lube for the clay.
    My name is George, i've been installing on and off for 10 years and just started a company where i get a lot of scratch and crack work.
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    11 Dec 2010 03:10 PM
    Paper towels and an iron will melt and pull wax out of stone. Maybe that would work but may be kind of slow.
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    15 Jul 2014 04:25 PM
    There are some "green" brands out there that might help. I personally use Weiman.
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