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As I watch the snow banks finally begin to melt away here its time to migrate back to the garage and pull the cover off. This will be my first full season of riding and I'm looking forward to it. Bought a 2010 Crossroads for my first bike ever and was able to put 5000km on it before the frost forced it away for the winter.
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I was out in the garage and saw all my wax's were frozen. If yours was to throw them a way there no good any more.
Thats what Meguiar's told me.

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Tank, good starter bike for sure.
VisionJohny, that's just about exactly what I would expect Meguiar's to say. They'll tell you that if it gets soft and runny in the summer that it's time to buy more too. Apparently it's only good RFN.

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Never gets any colder then 12C in the garage, but thanks for the heads up

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Never gets any colder then 12C in the garage, but thanks for the heads up
you know all liquids freezes at below 32C

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you know all liquids freezes at below 32C
they freeze beiow 32f
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You mean 32F not 32C, 32F is equal to 0C

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Damn metric
12C = about a cool beer

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Forget that standard of 32F/0C. It only applies to pure water, not wax or even to typical tap water.
Impurities in tap water will drop that value, which is the principle they use when spreading salt on the roads. Salt means a higher mineral concentration and thus a lower melt point for water. "Typical" seawater freezes at 0F. Typical in this case is the typical salinity along the southern coast of England when the temperature scales were first being developed in that area. It is not a bad approximation to use when you are evaluating salt water freezing but it can be off in either direction by a few degrees in the real world.
Every wax has its own melt and freeze point. Unless we know exactly which wax is in question, there is no way we can ever expect to know its freezing point.
Just stating the more scientific position of melt/freeze points for various compounds including water. I do not have a horse in this race.

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