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Old 01-17-2009, 09:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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?
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Old 01-18-2009, 01:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You burn the p-tex until it drips clear.
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Old 01-18-2009, 02:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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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?
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Old 01-18-2009, 04:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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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.
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Invest in a P-Tex iron.
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Old 01-18-2009, 06:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I use a blow torch, I dont get any carbon.
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Old 01-18-2009, 06:59 PM   #7 (permalink)
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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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