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    Morning,
    I have checked out the candles I poured last night and a few have some cracking around the wick and others have a faint ring, about an inch and a half in diameter around the wick. I read this could be because they cooled too quickly.
    Does anyone have any advice on this?
    Thanks!

  • #2
    Are you using soy?

    Cool them slower or give them a quick zap with a heat gun to melt a little of the wax which will fill the cracks in.

    It's nothing to be too concerned about. Just a little unsightly.

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    • #3
      When would I zap them? Is the morning after ok?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by burning_it_at_both_ends View Post
        Morning,
        I have checked out the candles I poured last night and a few have some cracking around the wick and others have a faint ring, about an inch and a half in diameter around the wick. I read this could be because they cooled too quickly.
        Does anyone have any advice on this?
        Thanks!

        Hi Lou
        This seems to happen frequently with Soy. As Spencer says a zap with a heat gun when the candle is set sees off the pesky ring. I usually do it the next day. If you don't have a heat gun a hairdryer does it too, I used the curly hair diffuser to minimise splashing. Just make sure you have the area you're working in well covered and it'll be fine. I used to "blow dry" mine in a box.
        Tins arrived today so may brave the freezing kitchen to make a couple of test posts today!

        Isabel

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        • #5
          Super ~ I will give them a blast with the hairdryer later then
          Have fun with the tins!

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          • #6
            Yup, give them a zap when they're fully cooled and hopefully that should help.

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