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Ok, it's me again...I have made a few candles that turned out good. Now the last couple of times I poured my candles, I am getting cracks in the top and some of my tarts have like white looking blotches. I didn't have this trouble on my first few candles, what am I doing wrong now? I use astorlite J50 and also a votive wax. Same wicks that I started with. I poked relief holes and refilled and that helped some. But my first candles didn't need that done. H-E-L-P!!!:mad::cry2:

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Boy, I am not sure why you would be having this trouble. I wouldn't think that you should have to poke relief holes in your container candles with J50. Has the weather changed recently? Are you candles near a draftly place while cooling? Same wax, not blending with another wax? One time I (on accident) I put container wax in my votive presto pot, so I mixed them and made 4 candles before I figured it out. They didnt work very well...: ). I am not sure about the white blotches on tarts, I have had them before with votives with certain wax, but never on tarts.

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What temp do you heat the j50 to and what temp do you pour it? Do you pour it slowly into a container? Do you heat your jars? I've tried a few different containers and I'm getting the cracks on the top. Do any of you use those tongue depressing sticks with holes in them to secure your wicks? I don't think they are working for me. I want to get an ez wick system, I'm thinking. You guys are just great here, thanks so much! Dee

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