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Quick poll: Who believes wick stickers are quicker, and who believes using a hot glue gun is quicker. I currently use wick stickers and get frustrated with the process of wicking containers, but maybe it's just because it's so tedious. Just wondering what other folks do and why?

 

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7 minutes ago, bfroberts said:

I prefer the wick stickers...I like the ones that come on sheets, not the rolls. It's quick work for me. I would imagine it's just personal preference.

Where do you get the ones on sheets? That would certainly improve the situation.

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16 minutes ago, jancita said:

Where do you get the ones on sheets? That would certainly improve the situation.

Usually I get them from the Candlemaker's Store.  Northstar also carries them, and I think Lonestar does too.  I think they are easier to use on the sheets than the rolls.

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I like the wick stickers, the Pro ones on a roll from Candle Science or I'll sometimes get them from The Flaming Candle. I always make sure I test a couple from each lot first though because a couple of times I've received some that won't stick worth a crap. I know they would probably stick better if I cleaned the surface in each container before sticking them down but I don't have the time for that.

 

If I'm gonna pour a wax super hot like coconut or palm at 200f then I'll just use red RTV as that wick tab will never be going anywhere after being stuck down, but you gotta make sure your wicks are tightly clamped in the tabs first because if they pull out after you've stuck them down then you're SOL. 

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