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Old 08-31-2012, 02:59 AM   #21
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If a match gets wet you can run it through your hair a few times and the static electricity dries it out. I've tried it multiple times and it works. Uh... Your hair needs to be dry!

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Interesting. But won't Axxe's lipstick get all through it?
Jeez, I hope it doesn't light there!

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What is this "hair" thing you refer to ???

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Yeah, we used to have more fun with them than actually lighting fires. Ever grind the tip of the OBT into a rock? It makes a nice bang for those of us who can't (couldn't) get firecrackers. I have heard of coating them with paraffin wax. Cannot remember if I ever tried. I do remember coating them with nail polish.

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Yeah, tried the whole wax thing a while back.

Wound up with great tinder which wouldn't

strike a flame on a bet...

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What is this "hair" thing you refer to ???
Hey, I've got a few years left before I forget too!!!
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I've never liked strike anywhere matches during a hiking scenario. I've played enough exploding tennis to not worry about stuff igniting before I want it to.

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I had to look that up -- how odd.

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I heard they were crappy. Do you have an opinion ion them?
AFAIC yes they are crappy.... coating is sporadic at best, "striking anywhere" is hit and miss; Primarily miss.

I've also used nail polish to waterproof, but find I use wax more often. I take those round cotton applicator pads the ladies use Found in the beauty section they come is a ritz looking cracker roll.

I dip them in wax, allow them to dry on wax paper. I carry them in a empty Curad plastic bandaid box in my pack to provider an excellent source of tender ignitor.

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I've only read where people suggest wax, and not necessarily soft candle wax, to waterproof a match. Never met anyone who did it that way. Clear nail polish is well known and accepted. Basically a hard, thin, plastic coat. It doesn't melt. It doesn't soak oils into the head of the match, ruining it for when you need it most. Doesn't leave a trail of wax on the striker, ruining that, on your zipper (though maybe it needs lubrication), or whatever else you're rubbing it on.

Maybe Axxe was thinking of lipstick?
No, you melt the wax, be it a candle or Gulf Wax brand (canning)and dip the match head and a portion of the stick. it will dry harden (wax). If you worried about cloging a striker with wax then rub the wax off prior to striking.

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