wax-soaked wood, so that doesn?t seem like an ideal
?? No, matches are plain wood, no wax or anything else. But I have
no idea what you can buy in the US.
Actually, over here, wooden matches are typically plain wood for much
of their length, but there is some wax soaked into the business end so
they act a little like a candle briefly after being struck. This
prevents them from burning back from the end too fast (ie, the flame
stays right at the end for a little); I assume that's why it's done.
When I want to carry flame from a candle and have a burnt wooden match,
I'll sometimes dip the burnt end into the wax and then use it like a
Laquer thinner usually contains organic solvents, and
that you really
don't want to rub into the head gap or on plastic parts. Use
alcohol, nothing else.
What are "organic solvents" here? Alcohols - ethanol, isopropanol, or
whatever - are generally considered organic from a chemical point of
view; they are carbon-backbone compounds, after all.
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