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Old 16th of December 2007 (Sun)   #1
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Hey guys, I'm using some clear plexiglass as a base and shooting small ornament-type objects with a macro lens (close-up product shots). I am going to use some prop wax on the plexiglass to help position and hold the various ornaments in place and to keep them from falling over. Any idea on a cloth I can use that won't scatch the reflective surface and will do a good job on taking off the wax when I'm done? Thanks.
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Lighter fluid does a good job on wax with a soft cloth.
Im not sure what prop wax is tho.
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Try this stuff... It will hold objects firmly, pulls loose without leaving a residue and it's reuseable. I did archeological artifact photography a while back and it was invaluable for holding small objects in just the position I wanted. I'm currently using it to hold down an LCD monitor that my cat likes to knock over...
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Default Re: Prop Wax for small objects (product photography)

For an inexpensive product for holding small objects, I have used silly putty before with good results. Maybe this will work.
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Museum putty, museum wax, museum gel
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Try this stuff... It will hold objects firmly, pulls loose without leaving a residue and it's reuseable. I did archeological artifact photography a while back and it was invaluable for holding small objects in just the position I wanted. I'm currently using it to hold down an LCD monitor that my cat likes to knock over...
Thanks for the tip on this stuff. It looks like it might do the trick.

Do you think it will work well for objects that are small (2-5 inches)? May I ask what color it is? Couldn't find what color it was on the product page.
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