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Yeller Hammer

Postby jpb » April 29th, 2008, 3:02 pm

Ok guys im in need of some help.I was drying out my gear from todays hunt,and had all my calls laying out.Well my kids start playing with them,so i try to teach them the little i know.My kids are 8,4 and 2.Everthing was going well and we were having fun until i noticed my baby using a crayon on my yeller hammer.Any one have any ideas on how to clean it with out ruining it? I dont want to use it until its cleaned because i dont want to transfer any crayon from the striker to another slate.
Joe

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RE: Yeller Hammer

Postby Fan Club » April 29th, 2008, 3:22 pm

The Yella Hammer is basically a ceramic synthetic slate.
 
The crayon is basically wax.
 
I take glass votive candle holders that have candle remnants in them and put them in the freezer for about an hour. With a screwdriver, the hardened wax plug pops out in one piece. (Thank you Martha Stewart.) I'd put the call in the freezer and then try scraping the hardened wax off with a single edge razor blade. Avoid heat as that will melt the wax into the surface. If you manage to remove most of the hardened wax this way, a green scotch pad should remove the rest and resurface your call. Aren't children wonderful? Gotta love 'em.
 
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RE: Yeller Hammer

Postby jpb » April 29th, 2008, 5:44 pm

Thanks Fan Club..Ill give that a shot.I figure the worst that happens is i mess up the call.It could have ended up with a TV remote and a set of keys.Never to be seen again.
Joe

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RE: Yeller Hammer

Postby Sooner44 » April 29th, 2008, 6:46 pm

Mineral spirits, paint thinner or turpentine will disolve crayons. I would soak a rag in any of the above and try to remove the wax. I would try the freezer trick, as stated earlier, then remove the remaining with chemicals.
 
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RE: Yeller Hammer

Postby jpb » May 1st, 2008, 10:29 am

Fan Club..The freezer trick worked out well. My call is back up and runnin..thanks.
Joe


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