Candle repair question

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I have a candle shaped like a starfish but one leg has 2 breaks. Is there a way to fix it without messing it up?
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  • 27524803 27524803 on Mar 14, 2018
    A couple of things you could try.... The starfish has a rough texture... so you could melt some parafin or use a small taper candle in a matching color and drip the melted wax onto the break... then put the pieces together and let cool laying flat on parchment or waxed paper.... put in the fridge if you are in a hurry (use a plate for support) DO ONE BREAK at a time
    OR you could heat a knife in a flame and hold it against both sides of a break to melt... the put back together... again... do one break at a time and let cool well before picking up or moving.
  • Janet Panos Janet Panos on Mar 14, 2018
    Hello! The way to fix the crack is to take a similarly colored candle and drip its melted wax into the break to meld the two halves of the star leg back together. Good luck!
  • Mogie Mogie on Mar 14, 2018
    Janet is right about dripping melted wax onto that.
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Mar 14, 2018
    Try warming the break and its matching end with a blow dryer without melting the wax, just softening it and put the together. Let it cool and seal itself before doing the same with the other piece. Make sure the pieces are both soft on the broken parts before you put them together.
  • Janet Panos Janet Panos on Mar 15, 2018
    Drio directky in the break — it is a delicate task because you will have to hold the two halves together until the melted wax dries, as well as smooth the newly added wax to blend nicely with your original Star.
  • Len31373834 Len31373834 on Mar 15, 2018
    Thanks
  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on Mar 15, 2018
    Melt the broken ends with a lighter. Then stick together
  • Len31373834 Len31373834 on Mar 18, 2018
    Thanks
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