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#50707 - 09/29/05 01:39 PM Candle that won't melt in car?
Craig Offline


Registered: 11/13/01
Posts: 1784
Loc: Collegeville, PA, USA
Every candle I've stashed in my car has either deformed or melted completely into an awful mess. I've kept them both in the cabin and in the trunk. No candle has escaped unscathed. Which ones should I use?

-- Craig

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#50708 - 09/29/05 01:47 PM Re: Candle that won't melt in car?
Malpaso Offline
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Registered: 09/12/05
Posts: 817
Loc: MA
How about making your own by melting parafin into used cans with a wick in it? Different shaped cans (tuna v soup) will give you different applications. Coffee cans also have application for longer term use. If necessary, you can cut away levels of the can as the wax melts.
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#50709 - 09/29/05 03:12 PM Re: Candle that won't melt in car?
Anonymous
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How about the Nuwick candle?

Nuwick Survival candle

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#50710 - 09/29/05 03:16 PM Re: Candle that won't melt in car?
Anonymous
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Just found this liquid candle as well...

Liquid candle

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#50711 - 09/29/05 05:02 PM Re: Candle that won't melt in car?
Craig Offline


Registered: 11/13/01
Posts: 1784
Loc: Collegeville, PA, USA
Excellent idea. One big problem. I'm too lazy. But I can admit that. Can I buy this stuff somewhere?

-- Craig

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#50712 - 09/29/05 06:46 PM Re: Candle that won't melt in car?
Anonymous
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Both the links in my other posts will take you to retailers.

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#50713 - 09/29/05 08:32 PM Re: Candle that won't melt in car?
Craig Offline


Registered: 11/13/01
Posts: 1784
Loc: Collegeville, PA, USA
Thank you. Melted candles are YUCKY. Especially when the wax creeps all over everything and then sets. Then you get to extract your gear from hardened wax. Live and learn.

-- Craig

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#50714 - 09/30/05 05:09 AM Re: Candle that won't melt in car?
benjammin Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/06/04
Posts: 4020
Loc: Anchorage AK
Do a search in the forum for this. I posted some links in earlier threads to high temp candle sources.
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#50715 - 10/02/05 11:30 PM Re: Candle that won't melt in car?
jamesraykenney Offline
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Registered: 03/12/04
Posts: 315
Loc: Beaumont, TX USA
While most of my candles have melted in my car, THIS one has not.

I had even opened up my penrith and wraped the candle in foil, but it still leaked all inside(the insturctions are now definatally waterproof, but transparent!) and even leaked through the duct tape holding it closed!!!

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#50716 - 10/03/05 12:41 PM Re: Candle that won't melt in car?
Craig Offline


Registered: 11/13/01
Posts: 1784
Loc: Collegeville, PA, USA
Cool. Thank you.

-- Craig

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