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Has anyone else been using CBL 129 candlewic wax and been having issues lately? I have used this wax for years now and all the sudden on my last shipment been having issues with Rippling and settling. Contacted them and they had told me to increase my fragrance or add 2% mineral oil, which I shouldn't have to do but actually tried and did not make a difference. It does it for my candle containers and wax melts. Looking to see if anybody has any suggestions, ideas or been having the same issues. Really don't want to change cuz this stuff is great and works perfect for everything I pour, until now. I've included a picture of my wax melts on the right where my prior pours on the left is the new batch that I got.

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Wow! I haven't used 129  in a while, but I've never seen that! I'm assuming you didn't change anything with your process?

Did you send CW that picture? One would think they would want to know if one of their lots wasn't up to spec. They have a reputation for consistent waxes.

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3 hours ago, Sarah S said:

Wow! I haven't used 129  in a while, but I've never seen that! I'm assuming you didn't change anything with your process?

Did you send CW that picture? One would think they would want to know if one of their lots wasn't up to spec. They have a reputation for consistent waxes.

Yeah, they had said to increase the fragrance, and possibly add  2% mineral oil, neither of which helped. It's odd to me as i have been using this for years and only started on the last shipment i received.  I wondering if it could have been labeled wrong, can't figure it out.

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14 minutes ago, TallTayl said:

Have temps in your working space changed lately? 

No, i pour in the basement of my house which is heated. Nothing has changed at all, and i have used this wax for years in the same environment and same process of pouring. that is what is baffling to me, maybe wax isn't the cbl 129 and labeled wrong from factory? Colors are a little different then normal also.

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Chad, that's really weird.  I can't even figure out which additive could be responsible - neither vybar nor stearic acid behaves like that.  I'm no soy expert but it almost looks like the cracking you get with soy.

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That looks like a pour issue.   You better start testing at different pour stages...darn....that would p......sss me off.

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I know right, that's what baffles me, nothing has changed as far as pouring goes, and has been the same for years. Only started with the newest shipment I got. Candlewic is working with me on it and gonna try a different batch number of the wax. I tried different pour temps, increasing FO and even adding mineral oil, nothing works.

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Even the finish/texture/appearance around the rim does not look like the same wax in both clamshells...very odd.

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20 minutes ago, Fireside said:

Even the finish/texture/appearance around the rim does not look like the same wax in both clamshells...very odd.

Starting to wonder if it wasnt labeled wrong. They are sending me more from a different batch/lot # to try and see what happens 

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10 hours ago, ChadM said:

Starting to wonder if it wasnt labeled wrong. They are sending me more from a different batch/lot # to try and see what happens 

 

I'm glad they are working with you to try to make it right. I agree that it looks like a totally different wax, or like an additive gone wrong.... Either way, I don't see how it could be anything you're doing wrong on your end, a 100% paraffin blend should NOT be that fussy about temps and additional additives.

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I ask because I came across this from someone in a wax group (using 4794) and it reminded me very much of your 129 here.

 

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No, I'm hoping it will be here tomorrow. Yes that is exactly what mine is doing. Now it didnt work for mine, but I was told to try adding 2% mineral oil, and this had some success,  or a high dosage of FO. No luck here. I will post something either way with the new stuff. Fingers crossed

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