[NAFEX] toilet ring gasket wax

Lucky Pittman lucky.pittman at murraystate.edu
Mon Feb 11 13:10:22 EST 2008


At 11:33 AM 2/11/2008, you wrote:
>Lucky
>    Please be careful in using the toilet ring gasket wax as a
>sealant. I thought it was so nice and awful easy to use so I put on
>10 whip and tongue grafts 2 years ago. I had zero take and the bark
>above and below where the wax hit ended  turning black after a couple
>of days. Normally on W&T grafts one obtains close to 100 % take but
>something in the wax must be too powerful for the bark.  Maybe some
>other ring waxes are made of different material but test it on a
>tree  branch before you spend time grafting with it.  Ray

Thanks, Ray - this may be reason enough NOT to even try it - and 
thanks for bringing this to the attention of the entire list; I'd 
hate to be responsible for someone applying this stuff to a whole 
bunch of grafts and really making a mess of things.
Lucky 




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