Location: London UK
Member Since: 23rd Jul 2001
Total posts: 337
Posted:DON'T HURT ME! AAAAHok, now, I know all about the coloured flames, k? But i thought it would be ultra spiffy if i could find some place that sold candles with coloured flames, because they'd rock... imagine, strontium flame, black coloured wax... sweeeeeeeet...So... yeah.I mean, it'd be tricky to make these dudes, although you could probably rig up an oil burner to do it. Just gotta get some strontium salt... you can get this from chemists, yeah?

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Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:I posted a while back about adding Boric acid to a chaffing dish fuel can. I still like it. It burns green. I also have a LiCl can as well which burns REALLY red. Not quite a candle, but similar.

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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 25th Jan 2001
Total posts: 2758
Posted:don't you mean a Sterno ??
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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 30th Jan 2001
Total posts: 515
Posted:"chaffing dish" *chuckle*sounds painful :P

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Location: Victoria, Australia
Member Since: 25th Aug 2001
Total posts: 3
Posted:I think it could be possible, and i think i might try it (make my own :P) candles are fairly easy to make at home. But anyway, back to the point, i'm gonna try soaking a candle wick in meths and boric acid overnight, and dry it out a couple of times and put it in a candle and see if that works,but this is all in my head, so chances are i'll blow my hand off or something.Oh and, i hope that all you guys in america are alright and your families are ok



Member Since: 24th Jul 2006
Total posts: 6
Posted:trimethyl borate is actually used in this manner to flame retard cotton. You may just end up with a flame retardant wick... which would be ironic!