So I like the look of distressed leather bands, and it is good that I do since most of my bands end up distressed by the time I complete them. However i am in awe of so many of the straps I see here made by other forum members who have smooth polished edges. I have tried both the water and the wax treatment before attempting to buff the edge. Sigh... it is improved but not up to the rest of you in your output. Do I need to make a high bees wax content edge treatment? Keep in mind I live in CA so most good dies for leather are not allowed (however with the new President who knows?). We may even be able to go back to using KCN (Potasium Cyanide) for watch cleaning and dumping it down the drain!