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EwokkiBRONZE Member
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30 posts
Location: United Kingdom


Posted:
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What do you guys reckon to this stuff? Would it be any good?

colemanSILVER Member
big and good and broken
7,330 posts
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kingdom


Posted:
it would be lovely but it is releatively expensive.

it will not burn the colours you see there - the colours are simply for decorative purposes smile


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Sporkyaddict
663 posts
Location: Glasgow


Posted:
It looks cool but as Cole said, it won't burn that colour.

Has anyone tried the coloured flames fuels from feuershow.de?

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NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
$11?! I can get it in blue for $2 at KMart.

Works just like regular. It's actually nice because you can distinguish it from other fuel dumps (like pesky whitegas) quite easily.

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SeyeSILVER Member
Geek
1,261 posts
Location: Manchester, UK


Posted:
those of you in the states could try this stuff though...

https://www.more-than-light.com/products.asp?category_id=4

I've wondered about it for a while but I dont think that they'll ship fuel to the UK.

Wheeemember
33 posts

Posted:
Before anyone even thinks about it. Don't even vaguely consider letting the merest thought of using these for fire breathing enter your head.

SeyeSILVER Member
Geek
1,261 posts
Location: Manchester, UK


Posted:
just spotted a place in the UK that sells the same stuff...

https://mystix.co.uk/catalog/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=oil+lamp&x=0&y=0

if anyone tries it let me know - I'm intrigued!

milkajourneyman
89 posts
Location: Limoges (France)


Posted:
It's more or less what I used to light when I used to live in Ireland because I hadn't found anything else (picture of the red paraffin).

It burns like regular but the smelling is slightly different...

NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
Written by: Seye


those of you in the states could try this stuff though...

https://www.more-than-light.com/products.asp?category_id=4

I've wondered about it for a while but I dont think that they'll ship fuel to the UK.




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SeyeSILVER Member
Geek
1,261 posts
Location: Manchester, UK


Posted:
I dont know if it will burn well enough to use for fire props but its lamp oil based and pre mixed.

If you try it let me know if it works - I may have to invest! smile

StoutBRONZE Member
Pooh-Bah
1,872 posts
Location: Canada


Posted:
They were talking about this stuff over on tribe.net a few weeks ago. It seems the green gives the most dramatic effect on fire toys, but the other colours are kinda lame.

It's not your typical aliphatic lamp oil though, and I haven't been able to find out what it actually is ( methanol? ) yet, however I'm more interested in finding a Canadian supplier, as the Americans won't ship up here frown

NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
Coloured flames are never as bright as regular ones.

Really good green flames are dim when spun. You get a "hey is that guy spinning glowsticks?" effect. They're actually much dimmer than ultra glowsticks.

I still think coloured flames is one of those "Neeto, let's never do this again" type things.

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