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Malibulsv 01-17-2009 08:08 PM

Question about PTex Candles
 
I was wondering if those with experience have a technique to melting a P-tex candle. I have a white base and when I melt my white candle with a lighter it burns the candle and turns it a brown color. How do you melt the candle while keeping it white?

legallyillegal 01-18-2009 12:01 AM

You burn the p-tex until it drips clear.

Malibulsv 01-18-2009 01:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by legallyillegal (Post 112557)
You burn the p-tex until it drips clear.

took your advice and burned through all but about 1/2" of a candle today. Never did it stop dripping carbon. So any other ideas?

earlvb 01-18-2009 03:52 PM

You need to burn it close to the base so that it has a clean blue flame. Start it on a metal scraper or something thin so that you can move it to the scratch w/o lifting it up. If you do move it away from the base you will get a dirty flame.

Grimdog 01-18-2009 03:58 PM

Invest in a P-Tex iron.

YanTheMan 01-18-2009 05:53 PM

I use a blow torch, I dont get any carbon.

Grimdog 01-18-2009 05:59 PM

I've used a propane torch with a metal shield on it and then melt the p-tex on the metal shield.


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