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post #31 of 49
I'm just trying to explain a little science and the difference between what you think you see versus reality. The hydro wax "appears" blue because light passing through it is scattered unequally and your eyes see blue scattered light. It is a clear wax with no color. The EXACT same wax in the second picture looks white because the additives do not allow light to pass through and all the light is reflected off the surface equally.

The sky is blue but air has no color.
post #32 of 49
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Originally Posted by jonnythan View Post
At the risk of this thread going even further south, the bar of wax hydrogen showed looked identical to the one in the pic on your website - and it was definitely blue.

The pic you showed looks very different, and very white.

I don't think this matters, but you clearly sent him a bar of blue wax that looks just like the bar of blue wax on your web site.
You know, it's amazing what ten minutes with Photoshop can do...
post #33 of 49
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Originally Posted by Doctor D View Post
I'm just trying to explain a little science and the difference between what you think you see versus reality. The hydro wax "appears" blue because light passing through it is scattered unequally and your eyes see blue scattered light. It is a clear wax with no color. The EXACT same wax in the second picture looks white because the additives do not allow light to pass through and all the light is reflected off the surface equally.

The sky is blue but air has no color.
Hey thanks for the wax iron. I got the little white one, it's working great.
post #34 of 49
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may make it "appear" blue is just from scattered light
We may be on the verge of a deep philosophical discussion on what it means to "be" blue (is the sky blue? No, it just appears blue). And no, I don't think William Gass covered ski wax:
http://www.amazon.com/Being-Blue-Phi.../dp/0879232374
post #35 of 49
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Originally Posted by sjjohnston View Post
(is the sky blue? No, it just appears blue)
No, the sky looks blue, but the air isn't. The bar looks blue but the wax that made it isn't.
post #36 of 49
Hydrogen is doctoring his photos?
post #37 of 49
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Originally Posted by Doctor D View Post
The bar looks blue but the wax that made it isn't.
So the wax is definitely not blue. The bar of wax does certainly look blue; but, it only appears blue and really isn't blue.
post #38 of 49
No and neither am I. That was never the point, again, I am just trying to explain why you see what you see.

He said he had a blue wax of mine that smelled. I said don't sell a blue wax that smells.

He showed a picture of my wax and I tried to explain the reason why I claimed I didn't have a blue wax even though we were talking about the same thing. Since I make it from colorless wax and add no color, to me it isn't blue.

Oh, and BTW, I still contend the wax doesn't smell.
post #39 of 49

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Call in the expert he nose.
post #40 of 49
OK if I see that nose at my front door, free wax for everyone!
post #41 of 49
I assure you, no photoshopping. I have dabbled with it a bit but would have no idea how to do anything that complicated.

I'm sorry if I don't speak in purely scientific terms all the time. To me, the sky is blue. To me, that bar of wax is blue. It doesn't matter if it's blue because of the material, light refraction, or lsd induced hallucinations (I do not do LSD).. it's blue. If you want to get really technical, things are only certain colors if light is reflecting off of them... In the absence of light, everything is black...

So, from now on, just to please you, when I refer to said bar of wax, it will be 'The Universal wax that appears to be blue due to light passing through it and being scattered unequally'....

So, I must state.... The Universal wax that appears to be blue due to light passing through it and being scattered unequally smells like butt.
post #42 of 49
Ok, It doesn't smell like butt. It has a faint unpleasant odor. It's not overpowering, and unless you get close to it you can not smell it much at all. I have my head pretty close to the skis when waxing, though.
post #43 of 49
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Originally Posted by hydrogen_wv View Post
Ok, It doesn't smell like butt. It has a faint unpleasant odor. It's not overpowering, and unless you get close to it you can not smell it much at all. I have my head pretty close to the skis when waxing, though.
That explains everything- you don't do LSD you do wax fumes. I hope the waxes you use in this manner have no fluoro when you do wax with your head close, otherwise, I'd recommend a resparator mask.
post #44 of 49
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Originally Posted by Doctor D View Post
OK if I see that nose at my front door, free wax for everyone!
I could paint up my dog to look pretty close to that nose (she is has some brown in her too not all white) but for free wax, I'll be over with her when I'm done. ;-)
post #45 of 49
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Originally Posted by hydrogen_wv View Post
Ok, It doesn't smell like butt. It has a faint unpleasant odor. It's not overpowering, and unless you get close to it you can not smell it much at all. I have my head pretty close to the skis when waxing, though.
How do you know what butt smells like anyway? (Just curious.)
post #46 of 49
Any of you read Zach Caldwell?
post #47 of 49
viking - I was the shortest kid in grade school

RShea - Fluoros are too expensive... My hack-job skiing won't benefit at all from more expensive wax ;p
post #48 of 49
I've used Dr. D's Universal Hydro and didn't notice any foul odor
post #49 of 49
It's not a strong odor. If you get close you can smell it though. I tune with my skis either cradled in my lap, sitting on base between bindings to hold them in place... Because of this, I'm usually pretty close to the skis.

I also think I had the iron a little too hot, which could be an issue. My first wax was DaKine.. the universal wax that appears to be green. It had a sweet smell. I've also used Maplus and SVST universal, which I didn't notice an odor. Dr. D's universal had a very faint, unpleasant odor.
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