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Popo
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I threw away the directions to my candles a while ago. Now my wicks are almost down to nothing. Does anybody have an idea of what to use as replacement wicks?
xxxRoyxxx
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Use the wicks for zippo lighters.
Popo
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On 2005-01-15 17:17, Roy wrote:
Use the wicks for zippo lighters.


Thank you Roy. I will try that.
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Zippo lighter wicks do work, although they have a thin wire in them to make them easier to thread into the lighter. I found this wire could snag on the silk I was making the candle appear from.
I bought some thick candle wick from a candle making shop and use that. I don't know where to buy it now as the shop I got it from has since closed. The wick is harder to thread than the zippo ones, but doesn't have the wire.
Phil
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Any craft store, such as Hobby Lobby or Michael's, should have the requisite wicks that you need.

Just my $.02 worth.

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Popo
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Thanks to all for the feedback. Right now I am not vanishing it to a silk, so I will try out the Zippo wicks. I vanish it by pretending to eat it and then say I need water and pour some from a loota vase into a cup with slush powder. I can't seem to get a drink to save me. The birthday child saves me through the use of the comedy funnel. Thanks again for all the feedback!
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I actually wrote an e-mail to Fantsio and he sent me a small amount of wick fo about 6 candles and gave me directions on a differant way to use it. I personally feel that Fantasio is a great person, I mean all I did is asked him what kind of wick is used for the candles and his reply was "What's your address". In about a week I got got a hand written letter and some wick. You should try to contact him, here's his web site: http://www.fantasio.com/ He also has some great props on there.

Best,
Jeff
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Bill Hegbli
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Go to Fantaiso site! He has it all explained in his faq section there, how to replace the wick. He uses Ronson wicks. Seems no one reads the directions. He has a new method that he thinks reduces the evaporation of the fluid.
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Cheers for that wmhegbli I'll take a look too!

Tom
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Yeah Zippo Lighter is very good.
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Popo
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Thanks to all for the advice. I did find the directions and there is nothing about the wick replacement so I will visit his site and contact him. I have his candle and his appearing cane and love them both.
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