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Old July 18th, 2013, 06:24 PM   #1
 
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What happened to Johnson's paste Wax?

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Went to Home Depot and got a can of Johnson's Paste Wax. Still comes in the same old yellow metal can. When I opened it up, though, what a disappointment. Instead of the tan paste I expected to see, the can was filled with a grayish gelatinous oily looking stuff. It's a completely different product. You can't tell me that there's any carnauba wax left in there at all. I was going to put it on a scratch on a rifle stock, but now I'm afraid to use it.

When did this happen, and why? Why would S.C. Johnson mess with an iconic product like that? Didn't they ever hear of "New Coke?"

Lastly, any suggestions on what to use that would be like old Johnson's Wax?




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Old July 18th, 2013, 06:33 PM   #2
 
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It's been a few years since I had to buy a can, but Minwax paste wax was pretty close to the old Johnsons wax. If they've changed I don't know what else would be the same.
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I just got some at the Grocery Store a couple of months ago, and it was still the same as it used to be. Maybe you could go somewhere else and open one up and look. I'm thinking I might ought to get another one too, even though it lasts for years, since you say they're changing it.
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I didn't notice that it had changed - works great on the table saw
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I use it on my bandsaw table. It was tan paste when I bought my last can.
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I get it at Orchard Supply Hardware stores. Still looks the same to me. I use it on small boxes I make and it works well on gun stocks.
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sounds like you got a bad can does it have a date on it
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Went to Home Depot and got a can of Johnson's Paste Wax. Still comes in the same old yellow metal can. When I opened it up, though, what a disappointment. Instead of the tan paste I expected to see, the can was filled with a grayish gelatinous oily looking stuff. It's a completely different product. You can't tell me that there's any carnauba wax left in there at all. I was going to put it on a scratch on a rifle stock, but now I'm afraid to use it.

When did this happen, and why? Why would S.C. Johnson mess with an iconic product like that? Didn't they ever hear of "New Coke?"

Lastly, any suggestions on what to use that would be like old Johnson's Wax?
I'm wondering if the can got overheated, and the components separated inside. That happened to me with a can of paste polish, and the stuff looked like cottage cheese gone very bad.
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Can still buy the original here.
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I'm wondering if the can got overheated, and the components separated inside. That happened to me with a can of paste polish, and the stuff looked like cottage cheese gone very bad.
Overheated? In the South? Wait... What? Hmmm... You may be onto something.
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Mines the good old stuff from local store.
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I still use my Dad's can, from like the 60's!
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Old September 3rd, 2013, 07:02 PM   #13
 
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I'd be surprised if they changed the product. More likely the OP's can got overheated or contaminated in some way.
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I bought some less than a year ago and still the same stuff. At the rate I use it I have at least a 30 year supply in 1 can.
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i use Butchers paste wax on all my long guns, metal & wood . rub it on the inside of stocks and all metal for long trem storage buffs up beautiful. i belive it to give the gun a good grip . make it weather tight with in reason. no surface rust at all after handling & storage. i also store my rifles barrels down so not to get gummed up.
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