jstraw, I got the wax today and the package did not have any temps listed for ironing. I set my iron for 230 deg F(according to my laser temp gun) and it seemed to work OK. I think I could, and probably should, raise the temp up closer to 250 deg F. The wax melts easily when touching the bar to the base of the iron to drip wax onto the base, but, when actually ironing the wax in, it could/should have been a little hotter. I'm going to wax them again in the next couple days(new bases and want to get them saturated). I'll let you know how 250 works out for me. I doubt the wax will smoke at that temp since it felt like it needed to be hotter today. I'll let you know. Take care and Happy Thanksgiving!