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    MidLifeCrisis
    Living Flame Gas Fire Coals
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    • 3rd Feb 10, 3:19 PM
    Living Flame Gas Fire Coals 3rd Feb 10 at 3:19 PM
    Hi

    Does anyone know how we can restore our living flame gas fire coals to look nice again please? They're removable so I thought I could wash them off in a bowl of warm soapy water? Problem is the colour is also looking very sad nowadays, more of a dull grey with a few white chips in places and could do with a spruce up too.

    I found a thread that suggests a can of black magic, but I've no idea what this is, where I can get it or even if it is safe or fireproof when dry. When I googled it... well you can imagine the results

    Thanks in advance

    MLC
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    When I first got mine you could get a a special paint to fill in chips. But as coals are completely gone naff you probably best getting them replaced

    check to see if its right ones

    Shopping results for gas fire replacement coals

    10 Medium Replacement Gas Fire Coals

    5.50 new - Hamilton Gas Products ...
    10 Large Random Shaped Gas Fire Coals Replacement Coal

    6.99 used - eBay
    Coal Effect Gas Fire Replacement Coals (Small x 10)

    8.00 new - Partridges of Hadleigh
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    Thread on mse about this too

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=1140801

    Black magic is a can of spray paint that is heat proof I use it on my log burner on chimney thing
  • MidLifeCrisis
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    • 3rd Feb 10, 3:27 PM
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    • 3rd Feb 10, 3:27 PM
    We don't want to spend too much on it as we'd like to put an open fire in sometime over the next few years, so just want to spruce it up for now.

    Maybe once we get rid of most of the dust it will look a bit better, then could I fill in the white bits with charcoal or something?

    Wow thanks for the links, didn't see those when I posted this, that's cheap enough!
    Last edited by MidLifeCrisis; 03-02-2010 at 3:31 PM. Reason: was posting at same time
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    • 3rd Feb 10, 3:29 PM
    Thread on mse about this too

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=1140801

    Black magic is a can of spray paint that is heat proof I use it on my log burner on chimney thing
    Originally posted by savemoney
    Thanks that's where I found it, do you know where I can get it from please eg hardware store, B&Q, specialist shop, etc?
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    MY old gas fire the coals came in one lump but the one after you used individual coals they seem cheaper than the one that came in one lump
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    I got mine from local fire place most towns have them, you just spray it on, not sure if it does coals but cant see why not it is heat proof after all up to about 300c I think

    Thanks that's where I found it, do you know where I can get it from please eg hardware store, B&Q, specialist shop, etc?
    Originally posted by MidLifeCrisis
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    The coals will get a lot hotter than 300degC, they will have gas flames directly on them, unlike the outside of a stove or fireplace.

    Do not use charcoal - it burns (and can give off Carbon Monoxide as it does so).

    Follow the manufacturer's instructions for replacing and arranging the coals (get the installation/user manual from the web) - they do affect correct combustion and thus possibly the safety of the appliance.
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