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  1. HI all, Trying to figure out how to get better glass adhesion with 6006 wax in 11oz libbey tumblers. The first two I poured had pulled away from the glass basically around the whole jar. The second two I managed to get adhesion on 50% of the jar, while the other 50% pulled away. Any thoughts why this is happening and what I can do to prevent it? Here are the details for each candle: Candle 1 FO: none Dye: white dye @ 180° Pour temp: 160° Pre-heated jar: no Cooling environment: on countertop underneath tinfoil-lined cardboard box Wick centering tool: 1" of cardboard across top with notch in it Second pour: no Candle 2 FO: same as above Dye: same as above Pour temp: 150° Pre-heated jar: no Cooling environment: on countertop, not underneath box Wick centering tool: same as above Second pour: no --- Candle 3 & 4 FO: none Dye: white dye @ 180° Pour temp: 160° Pre-heated jar: ~18 mins in oven set at 180° (this includes the time it took to get to that temp) Cooling environment: on countertop with cork board under it, underneath tinfoil-lined cardboard box Wick centering tool: circular piece of cardboard covering whole top of jar with hole in the center Second pour: yes Included some photos so you can see what i'm talking about. Also, while I'm here - has anyone had trouble with using liquid dye in their presto pot? The drops i've used go right through the wax and a good amount of it sticks to the bottom of the pot, which I have to scrape at to get some of it off and into the wax. Could it be because the wax was too shallow? (I was only doing 1lb)
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