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JosephDurham

Is there a difference between the Coleman White Gas and the Crown White Gas?  I have two gallons of the crown and was going to use it tomorrow, but wanted to check. It’s cheaper then the Coleman in my area. 


Thanks

Joseph Durham

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Tgarner01
Same thing, both Naptha, Coleman has a "rust inhibitor" and is about $4 higher here... If you got it, run it, I say ðŸ‘ðŸ˜
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Chucker
Not enough to make a hill of beans difference, IMO.
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74HARLEY
Only difference I have found is price...
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Hot Diggity
Toby nailed the difference... about $4.

  Some have expressed concerns that the rust inhibitor may clog things up in older lamps.  Unless you burn gallon after gallon of CF you'll likely never see a difference.  I burn lots of Crown because I'm cheap, but I've run gallons of Coleman fuel that I know went as far as 1971, and it all works just fine.  For that reason, I never pass up the $1 and $2 for full cans of any brand Camp Fuel at thrift stores.  The Champion fuel was $1, because the can was "all icky."
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JimL
Outside of price, the only difference I notice is that Coleman fuel has a dye in it.  I feel rather confident that Crown will also have the rust inhibitors, and wouldn't be surprised if Crown were packaging Coleman fuel.  I feel rather certain Coleman isn't refining their own 'white gas'.  🙂

-Jim

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Coldwaterpaddler
My three sons and I have been using quite a lot of Crown and periodically using the Coleman. The Crown has been working great in our single-burner stoves, two-burner stoves, lanterns and heaters. 
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JosephDurham

That’s great to hear. I use the crown in my svea and Msr stoves but I wasn’t certain if there was a difference or not. 

Thanks guys!

Joseph Durham

ICCC #1954
Looking for bday lantern 10/84

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Gavercronos
There is a noticeable difference in the smell, so there are different hydrocarbons in the fuels. But, if it's marketed as stove and lantern fuel it will be perfectly fine in your stoves and lanterns.
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Gunhippie
I'm the guy who noticed Coleman fuel clogging up fiber-packed gens like Q99s and R55s. This isn't while the lantern is running, it's being stored. No 100-year-old fuel valve seals 100%, and that tiny amount of leakage--not enough to smell--is slowly evaporating through the gen tip, leaving greenish deposit at the top of the gen. You can easily flush it out by removing the tip and running some fuel through the gen, but then again, you can't easily do this on a 2-mantle lantern. I now use Crown exclusively in the oldsters.
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SteveA
I've been using Crown exclusively since I noticed that Coleman apparently doesn't want to really sell fuel anymore.  They have to be aware of the price difference. I've had no issues with the Crown at all, burns great!
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Traime
SteveA wrote:
I've been using Crown exclusively since I noticed that Coleman apparently doesn't want to really sell fuel anymore.  They have to be aware of the price difference. I've had no issues with the Crown at all, burns great!


im sure they are aware of the price difference, but Coleman fuel is THE standard for certain performing arts, at least among all the professionals and teachers I've talked to.
my understanding for this is that Coleman includes the most accurate information in their MSDS, but I'll ask around and double check.

as far as our uses in here though, no noticeable difference I've found beyond price. Crown has been working 100% fine for me.
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Rustytank
Traime wrote:


im sure they are aware of the price difference, but Coleman fuel is THE standard for certain performing arts, at least among all the professionals and teachers I've talked to.
my understanding for this is that Coleman includes the most accurate information in their MSDS, but I'll ask around and double check.

as far as our uses in here though, no noticeable difference I've found beyond price. Crown has been working 100% fine for me.

????? Firebreather or such? Stuntmen in fire scenes???
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JimL
Certainly the fire breathers.  It used to be documented on Coleman’s site, but good luck finding it.  Their search engine is almost as bad as the one here.

-Jim

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Gunhippie
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Poi dancing w/Coleman fuel.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
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Traime
Fire Eating and vapor play more than Breathing.
personally was taught not to use CF to breathe, much higher risk than other fuels.

@Gunhippie is that you? Would be nice to find some other fire dancers on here. Contemplating making a "party tricks" post
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After taking a shot either every morning I can’t tell the difference!
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Gunhippie
@Traime

Nope. I keep my flames behind glass or under a skillet. That's one of our brewers here at the brewery Halloween party last year.

There are probably about a dozen folks locally who are into poi dancing--that I know of. I hate the competition for fuel!
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
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JimL
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>>After taking a shot either every morning I can’t tell the difference!

Are you mixing with something like orange juice?  Straight up?  Or flaming shots?  🙂

-Jim

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Zulu Kono
Gunhippie wrote:
Poi dancing w/Coleman fuel.
That should only  be done by attractive women!

Ever!

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1hpycmpr
This guy prefers Crown fuel for all his fire needs.
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MYN
To me, there is no difference. I could get neither of them here.
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Rustytank
So what did these traditional fire dancers use before gasoline was invented?
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MYN
Rustytank wrote:
So what did these traditional fire dancers use before gasoline was invented?

Probably some resinous pitch and brimstone? What's the stuff used on torches and catapults? Alcohol's certainly has been around for a long time.
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JosephDurham
I appreciate everyone’s input. Thanks guys!  

Joseph Durham

ICCC #1954
Looking for bday lantern 10/84

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