Good Questions: Paste Wax for my Eames?

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Hello AT,

Can anyone recommend a paste wax to use on the aluminum parts of an Eames lounger? The hang tag that came with the chair recommends cleaning the metal parts every so often with paste wax, but I am concerned that I’ll buy the wrong kind and ruin the finish.

Thanks, Arin

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Dear Arin,

We don’t hardly ever use paste wax, but if we needed some we’d probably reach for Minwax or Butchers because we know the name. Since paste wax is a chemical creation anyway, we don’t expect to find a better solution in an *organic* or *natural* direction. We think it’s a toss up. Does anyone have more of an idea about this type of thing?