Wax Removal


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Good day all.

I made a knife from O1 (60 hrc) steel, sanded it to 400 grit and did a few Ferric dunks. It came out the way I wanted so I protected it with Johnson's paste wax while I decided on scales.
Having handled it during the laying around / decision process, I managed to lightly scratch it. Now I'm wondering if there is a way to remove the wax completely so I can dunk it again, hopefully without resending, etc.
Any ideas?
I'd try a good scrub with dawn dish soap and baking soda followed by a good hot water rinse.

I'd probably repeat a time or two in the interest of being thorough.
Thank you J, Doyle. I'm hoping for a solvent to dip or soak it in to avoid any abrasives. If I can do it with the dunk/soak, then I'll do another Ferric dip and see how that turns out.