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SILVER Member since Sep 2012

Location: Switzerland

Total posts: 4
Posted:Dear HOP community,

I did not find this in the forum, I hope there's not already a thread with that topic.

I am very interested in colored flames. As probably most of you know, you can buy red and green at the HOP shop. My interest now lies in blue, I want to spin with blue flames, it would be a dream come true. However I do not know if there's a color like you can buy here or if you have to mix something in your chemistry lab.
Does anyone of you guys know anything about blue flames or how to "create" a fuel for blue flames?

Also, feel free to talk about any colored flames here!


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SILVER Member since Jan 2013

ABOB - Pois'n'us
Location: Northern Ireland

Total posts: 178
Posted:im guessing you were mostly looking through forums, i remembered looking into this myself and stumbled across this in the FAQ

i have used green and red dyes from HoP and they worked quite well (i was using heads id used for a long time with paraffin though so the colour didnt really come through as much as id hoped) and ive also used potassium chloride i got from a friend who works in a lab to make lilac flames and it worked brilliantly (despite using the same heads as with red+green, the lilac colour came out a lot stronger, just wish i had gotten a few pics lol). i do want to try blue (...and nearly every other colour) in the future but im waiting until i get a new set of poi so i can have 'colour' and 'normal' sets, that way im not wasting money on dyes that dont come out very clearly

I dont want to be called 'the greatest' or 'one of the greats'; let other guys claim to be the best. I just want to be known as a clown, to me thats the height of my profession. It means you can do everything-sing, dance, and above all, make people laugh




Total posts: 2
Posted:How did you get the potassium chloride to dissolve? I have potassium chloride and everything from denatured alochol to 100% pure methanol. I can't get the metal salts to dissolve.