ratazan
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Member Since: 12th May 2011
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Posted:Does anyone know of a fuel/additive that will produce a pure white (and safe) flame? I'm guessing something like magnesium in meths but if anyone has done it before and knows what they are doing would be good to know before I dive into a disaster!

Thanks!


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liquidtrance
liquidtrance

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Location: Scotland
Member Since: 29th Nov 2005
Total posts: 336
Posted:meths by itself give a whit(ish) flame but mixing magnesium sounds like a bad idea, i think the temperatures reached would kill you wicks, aside from being downright dangerous. titanium oxide powder can give some nice effects though i've seen...

even chuck norris can't pin you down if your on fire

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aston
aston

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Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
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Posted:Yeah, Mg burns at about 2300 Celcius if I remember correctly. Not something you really want to chance hitting yourself with. I can not think of any flame tests that produce white, at least not offhand.

'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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Mynci
Mynci

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Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
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Posted:http://www.homeofpoi.com/lessons_all/teach/Coloured-Flames-FAQ-1_2_172
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Think white flames would be far too hot as Aston says, above is link to HoP library re coloured flames and colours you can safely use.


A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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ashbuff
ashbuff

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Location: Scotland
Member Since: 20th May 2011
Total posts: 1
Posted:Ive found that wire wool work can give some cool very bright flames give that a try oh! and wear a hat lol.

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