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kopte4ever


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Posted:I.e is there a way of making my flame red or blue.

was wondering about putting something like food coloring in the fuel, sounds stupid i know but has anyone else seen it or tried anything.


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drvariety
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Posted:umm, have you performed a search for this topic? probably the second most requently asked question on hop. Do a quick search and you should find more than enough info.

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*HyperLight
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Posted:Try this...

Cake or Death?

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onewheeldave
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Posted: Written by: kopte4ever



I.e is there a way of making my flame red or blue.



was wondering about putting something like food coloring in the fuel, sounds stupid i know but has anyone else seen it or tried anything.





Food coloring? I don't think anyone's tried that- I certainly can't think of any reason it wouldn't work; why not give it a go and get back to us smile



Another idea for colored flames without use of dangerous chemicals would be to get some of those packets of biscuits with coloured cellophane in, then tape it into several pairs of glasses frames.



Then, when performing, simply hand out the glasses to each member of the audience and, Hey Presto, colored flames with no hassle.

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Stout
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Posted:ubblol

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Mr Majestik
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Posted: Written by: onewheeldave


 Written by: kopte4ever


I.e is there a way of making my flame red or blue.

was wondering about putting something like food coloring in the fuel, sounds stupid i know but has anyone else seen it or tried anything.



Food coloring? I don't think anyone's tried that- I certainly can't think of any reason it wouldn't work; why not give it a go and get back to us smile

Another idea for colored flames without use of dangerous chemicals would be to get some of those packets of biscuits with coloured cellophane in, then tape it into several pairs of glasses frames.

Then, when performing, simply hand out the glasses to each member of the audience and, Hey Presto, colored flames with no hassle.



ubblol

i dont think food colouring would change the flame, only chang the liquids appearance, but it couldnt, no, *shouldnt do any harm to give it a try.


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drvariety
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Posted:Try dissolving salts in the paraffin- ie CuNa for green flames, or FlNa for pink.

Thank you chemistry...

wow, i was out of it...

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There is nothing to be afraid of. Virtual reality will eventually rehabilitate your mind and eventually your body. Everything will be allright, i promise. Just concentrate. Try some music.

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_Aime_
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Posted: Written by: drvariety


Try dissolving salts in the gasoline- ie CuNa for green flames, or FlNa for pink.
Thank you chemistry...



Did chemistry make you mispell paraffin for gasoline?


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Posted:I think he meant paraffin oil (also known as kerosene).



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerosene
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Theres an article on the site about coloured flames smile

http://www.homeofpoi.com/articles/colouredflames.php
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Sporky


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Posted:Photoshop is the easiest way to do it wink

Thats how I do it every time. biggrin


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twirlywhirly
BRONZE Member since Aug 2005

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Location: wrexham

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Posted:hello, first of all thankyou, very very good info, does pariffin come under methylated spirits, i dont think so but not sure, and just got rid of my last tub. rich

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Yakumo
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Posted:gah, don't spin with meths (or surgical spirit or anything like that)! it's low flashpoint fast burning fuel. you'll damage your wicks, and likely enough yourself!
it lasts far too short a time also.

paraffin's available from any hardware/ironmonger store. or use lamp oil. Seach HoP for anything on fuels.


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MikefromGlos
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Posted:seriosuly parafin is by far the safist fuel i have been spinning with it for 4 years and so far touch wood i havnt had a serious burn from it bearing in mind i spin at least 4 times a week

he he i am mike the amazing gloscircus person who is mike.

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Posted: Written by: onewheeldave


 Written by: kopte4ever


I.e is there a way of making my flame red or blue.

was wondering about putting something like food coloring in the fuel, sounds stupid i know but has anyone else seen it or tried anything.



Food coloring? I don't think anyone's tried that- I certainly can't think of any reason it wouldn't work; why not give it a go and get back to us smile

Another idea for colored flames without use of dangerous chemicals would be to get some of those packets of biscuits with coloured cellophane in, then tape it into several pairs of glasses frames.

Then, when performing, simply hand out the glasses to each member of the audience and, Hey Presto, colored flames with no hassle.



I like the new Snarky Dave. biggrin

Please do a search. This topic has been discussed way too many times.

In fact, when you initially tried to post it HoP told you some threads that already existed. But you ignored them and insisted on posting anyway.

*shrug*


Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
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