Azsunset Posted July 19, 2014 Share Posted July 19, 2014 I use a 70/30 (soy/paraffin blend) and also a 30/70 blend (paraffin/soy). I have both cotton core wicks from Peak and RRD wicks. I use a 3 1/4 inch diameter glass straight sided container. (Libbey 11oz thick bottom rocks glass), I have 9% fo, of Southwest leather and I am considering going down to 6%. Right now I am burning a candle made from the higher paraffin one and notice with a C80 there is some smoking and a decent amount of flickering, but I am achieving a FMP (though it has taken many over 7 hours to get it). I am wondering what the difference between the Cotton Core (C80) and RRD wicks since I read that RRD also have a cotton core. Does one burn hotter than the other? I love this fragrance and it smells strong when I am stirring it in the wax, but I am having a very hard time getting it to throw well. Southwest says it is one of its strongest scents. So in that case, it is probably me not doing the proper wick. I have tried CD wicks and CD18 is pretty good, I just get way to much hangup and it will get a FMP on the last 1/4 of the glass. I have tried LX and zinc, with this fragrance. I noticed that 2 of my strongest candles both have a cotton core wick, but it has taken a long time to get a FMP. So Ive ordered some RRDs and I will see how it goes. Does anyone know the difference between these 2 wicks (cotton core and RRD) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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