Candle making troubleshooting

Discussion in 'Candle Making Forum' started by Kiya, Sep 29, 2017.

  1. Sep 29, 2017 #1

    Kiya

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    Help!
    90% of the candles I have made so far crack at the top. What am I doing wrong? I uploaded photos to better explain what my issue is.
     

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    Looks like they were probably poured a little too hot. This happens to mine when I pour hot. You can always zap the tops with a heat gun to smooth them out.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    I always get sink holes/things like this. The heat gun is my friend. :)
     
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    Do you have a brand of heat gun that you recommend?
     
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    Cheapest one from the hardware store. LOL
    Just don't get an embossing gun. I've had 2 of those, and they burn out very quickly.
     
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    Agreed. Make sure it has a low setting so you're not blowing wax all over the place!
     

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