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TrixiTassels
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Member Since: 26th Mar 2010
Total posts: 3
Posted:Hey guys,

I am a burlesque performer here for the London Burlesque Festival and I use a small amount of fire in my performance. I'm trying to locate a small amount of fuel for my show and would ideally like something similar to what I use in Australia which is Recosol G (from searching the forums it seems that Shellsol D60 may be the local equivalent). Would any of you lovely people have something similar to this and be willing to sell me a small bottle? I only need a very small amount - 250ml would be plenty.

Thanks in advance for any help!

Helen


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Grottbags
Grottbags

Just Say Neigh
Location: Pie Town
Member Since: 14th Apr 2010
Total posts: 36
Posted:You could try a shell garage for that depending on where you are living. When I lived in Camden I used to buy small containers of paraffin from most petrol stations as I think there are now very strict guidelines in the UK on selling of flammable liquids and their storage, Camping shops are the other place you can look, but a lot of them have stopped selling such things and they mainly sold methylated spirits (which ruin your wicks anyway)

Hope that helps


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TrixiTassels
stranger

Member Since: 26th Mar 2010
Total posts: 3
Posted:Hi Grottbags,
I really wanted an isoparaffin rather than paraffin which is kerosene in Australia. I've never performed with it before and understand it burns hotter and dirtier than what I'm used to.

The guy in the juggling store I spoke to said you can only get the stuff I'm after in big drums so I assume someone here must have some!


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Jameth
Jameth

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Location: NSW
Member Since: 19th May 2008
Total posts: 378
Posted:If you don't get any response here you could try Firegarden, which seems to be heavily UK orientated. Or look for a circus arts shop..

http://www.thefiregarden.com/
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Being in Aus myself I can't help.


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Grottbags
Grottbags

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Location: Pie Town
Member Since: 14th Apr 2010
Total posts: 36
Posted:Hi Trixi, you may be able to ask at Oddballs in Camden as they are pretty clued up to where to get things, and they only sell circusy type items. If you are really at a loose end I would advise to go there. It is on the Chalk Farm Road, down from the Camden Road tube station, towards Chalk farm, and is situated opposite the entrance of the Stables market, on the corner.

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