Pooh-Bah Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA Member Since: 27th Mar 2003 Total posts: 2109
Posted:Dude, best thing Ive found for making your own cotton wicks is to go to the nearest Pep Boys (or similar auto shop) and they will have bundled mechanic rags. You get like 12 for 5 bucks or so. They are nice size and really absorbant. I would make big ~4 inch wicks with 2 rags in each wick and they would burn great the first time. The flames were huge and they lasted like 10+ mins. I could get 4 - 6 burns from each set on average.
Ive moved on to Kevlar now though. Making my own wicks is annoying hehe.
But no, that doesnt sound like pure cotton. If it melts, dont use it heh.
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