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Cast Iron Pans: Seasoning Issues

My Bayou brand cast iron pans came in Friday, and I've had the damndest time "seasoning" them. I washed them in hot soapy water to remove the paraffin protectant, then rubbed them down in lard and placed them in the oven for two hours at 300, per instructions. But the coating is so uneven and it still feels like some of the wax is still on there. I don't want them to start rusting again.....can anyone help me please?

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