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PE Wax Pencil
Posted by Radial9 on Thursday, February 16, 2017 2:17 PM

I obtained a few of the Ultimate PE wax pencils from across the pond. Sharpened one up today as I was building a few seat belt sets for the BF110D I'm building. Slick tool, very handy, works well!

Cheers,

Bob

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Posted by ejhammer on Thursday, February 16, 2017 5:57 PM
Where did you get them from? I ordered a couple, also from across the pond, but they were very brittle, wouldn't sharpen well without crumbling and were kinda hard so they didn't really stick to the PE. The markings on the pencil were Japanese or Chinese, with the number 543.

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Posted by gobobbie on Thursday, February 16, 2017 8:34 PM
How about a sharp crayola?
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Posted by steve5 on Thursday, February 16, 2017 9:03 PM

mine are the same as yours ej , they work well .

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Posted by Radial9 on Friday, February 17, 2017 7:21 AM

As are mine. Ordered from Hobbytown. I did use an electric pencil sharpener, don't know if that made a difference. Sounds like you may have the results of poor quality control.

Cheers,

Bob

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Posted by ejhammer on Friday, February 17, 2017 8:34 AM
Thanks. I'll order another and try again.

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Posted by Bish on Friday, February 17, 2017 9:04 AM

This is a new one on me. Whats it used for.

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, February 17, 2017 9:08 AM

Okay, what is a PE wax pencil.  Does this have anything to do with making PE (wax is a resist) or is it a coloring method?

I've been looking for a better/easier way to make PE.  I bought the Micro Mark PE making set, and did get a good fret, but it is a really involved method, and looking into toner transfer methods now.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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  • From: Wyoming Michigan
Posted by ejhammer on Friday, February 17, 2017 10:06 AM

Don Stauffer

Okay, what is a PE wax pencil.  Does this have anything to do with making PE (wax is a resist) or is it a coloring method?

I've been looking for a better/easier way to make PE.  I bought the Micro Mark PE making set, and did get a good fret, but it is a really involved method, and looking into toner transfer methods now.

 

Just that, a pencil with a waxy substance in it. Used as a pick up tool for small parts, especially PE.

 

I wasn't having much luck with mine, maybe they were mishandled or frozen in shipping ore something. If I can get one that sticks just a bit better. I've used the little waxy dental picks, but they stick too well and often don't release the part easily.

Maybe I'm just too fussy, looking for the "perfect" part picker upper.

I too have the PE making kit, but havn't tried it yet. Want to make rotors for 1/540 helicopters, but have to figure out the artwork. Tried to photocopy some originals, but it didn't work out too well. On the other hand, I havn't really spent the time on it either.

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Posted by jelliott523 on Sunday, February 19, 2017 8:57 AM

I also have a few of these PE wax pencils from Ultimate Products, I really do like them; however, I will admit that I am still a novice with regards to the use of PE. I definately need some more practice with the stuff. These pencils do help with placing small parts and the parts dont get marked up by some tweezers or flung off into the Abyss, never to return again.

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