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Hi Dixie,

I am glad that you are starting wGB464 so I have someone to compare with. I sure don't have any words of wisdom, but I do have pretty good luck w/CD12's in a SM. I don't have your wicks so I can't be of any help there. For me I have not got the color figured out yet, might not color them at all, just add UV. It seems the more color I add the frost shows up, maybe that is dye related, maybe it is there all the time and the dye makes it more visible. I get a great cold throw, and I am sad to say that some of my fragrances are not hot throwing well in this wax, but if I bump up to 8% it gets a little better. I let mine cure for 4-5 days before 1st burn. Most of the time I get smooth tops at 135-150 much higher, I get a slight dip or a hole.

Good luck with your 464..OH Cathy

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Hi Dixie,

I am glad that you are starting wGB464 so I have someone to compare with. I sure don't have any words of wisdom, but I do have pretty good luck w/CD12's in a SM. I don't have your wicks so I can't be of any help there. For me I have not got the color figured out yet, might not color them at all, just add UV. It seems the more color I add the frost shows up, maybe that is dye related, maybe it is there all the time and the dye makes it more visible. I get a great cold throw, and I am sad to say that some of my fragrances are not hot throwing well in this wax, but if I bump up to 8% it gets a little better. I let mine cure for 4-5 days before 1st burn. Most of the time I get smooth tops at 135-150 much higher, I get a slight dip or a hole.

Good luck with your 464..OH Cathy

you only thought you had no words of wisdom! great advice ty, we'll have to compare notes

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As far a s wicks go, I was told that the self-trimming wicks don't work as well, but I have been using the LX wicks and like them very much. I'm using 8-9% FO.

As far as coloring goes- the tempuring seems to really help, but I will try it more after the kids get back to school :D.

HTH

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I just poured my first 464 tester today. I also poured a tester of KY's 125, and a 50/50 of KY's 125 and 115 to compare to the 464. I will have to say one thing about the color. I use liquid dye and put two drops per 8 ounces and the 464 was about half as dark as the other two. Guess I will wait 3 or 4 days before burning. Good luck.

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As far a s wicks go, I was told that the self-trimming wicks don't work as well, but I have been using the LX wicks and like them very much. I'm using 8-9% FO.

As far as coloring goes- the tempuring seems to really help, but I will try it more after the kids get back to school :D.

HTH

sounds like I should try the max load. I though it was 8% though? Glad to hear you have good results with the lx, hope I do too
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Ill be heating to 170-175 adding dye cooling to 150 adding 1 oz fo pp. and pouring right away. Using 8 oz sq mason jars and using the wicks I have on hand right now, ecos and lx. If anyone has any words of wisdom Id be grateful:D

You have an interesting approach here! Please do let us know how it works. When I have tested GB wax I have always heated to 185 and added FO at 175. For the 464 I poured at 135 into slightly warmed jars, just enough to take the chill off. Good luck and may the Force be with you!

geek

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You have an interesting approach here! Please do let us know how it works. When I have tested GB wax I have always heated to 185 and added FO at 175. For the 464 I poured at 135 into slightly warmed jars, just enough to take the chill off. Good luck and may the Force be with you!

geek

now you have me worried:o guess Ill try some both ways, I swear Iv read so much on this wax the last few days I dont know if Im coming or going. However it turns out it cant be as bad as ecosoya, and is always interesting playing around with it

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I would follow Geeks approach. I do the same and if I get a bad top I just use the heat gun. I did notice the heat gun works best if I let the wax settle over 8 hours to a complete solid wax. Then they are perfectly smooth tops. No problems with scent throws yet and I have had great success with CD's.

Geek, the CD's work great with 464 in Melting pot jars.

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  • 2 weeks later...

finally had a free day and got to pour some testers. Went with peaks spruce christmas tree because I could never get a good throw with ecosoya cb with that scent and I love it. Candles look great except for one I had to use the heat gun on it looks all bumpy. They have an awsome cold throw which is more then I got with eco with this scent so Im hopeful.

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Outstanding job! :yay:

Some other FOs that work well in 464 are MC or Peak's Banana Nut Bread, Peak's Bayberry, and MC Apple Jack N Peel. I use 7% and it almost burns your eyeballs out :shocked2:

geek

thanks! I am always looking for an excuse to buy new scents;)

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OK, everyone...I tried the 464 - wickless in an elite platinum jar (they are tooo cute!). Anyway, beautiful flat top, the red (mac apple) came out nice, but frosting everywhere.

I heated to 185, FO in at 175, poured at 135 into a slightly heated jar.

I think I have read that the red may frost more than other colors, but any other advice you may have for me?

Thanks!

jane

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I just poured my first 464 tester today. I also poured a tester of KY's 125, and a 50/50 of KY's 125 and 115 to compare to the 464. I will have to say one thing about the color. I use liquid dye and put two drops per 8 ounces and the 464 was about half as dark as the other two. Guess I will wait 3 or 4 days before burning. Good luck.

Hi. I hope you do post your results or pm me as I just don't want to spend bucks on shipping of a few pounds the 464 unless it is better and I use the 115 as a mix and am very interested in how they compare as far as burning and wick size. Thanks. Beth :cool2:

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I pour at 150-160 and use Evo dyes and rarely get much frosting...at least not right away after initial set-up...I get a little later on if there are fluctuations in temperature. I tend to get some also if i pour much under 150. I would try pouring hotter. HTH!!!:rolleyes2

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I pour at 150-160 and use Evo dyes and rarely get much frosting...at least not right away after initial set-up...I get a little later on if there are fluctuations in temperature. I tend to get some also if i pour much under 150. I would try pouring hotter. HTH!!!:rolleyes2

Thank you! I will be trying that this weekend!

jane

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