Peregrine
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Location: Mystic, Ct. USA
Member Since: 12th Jan 2001
Total posts: 428
Posted:so in the inundation of rain we have had the kevlar wicks on my fire fingers (which admittedly i dont use very often as of yet) got totally soaked because the bucket they were in outside leaked and got filled with water...long story. anyway, what's a good way to dry them out? my poi are fine, they were just dead towel anyway, but the kevlar is another story (and also the water did funky stuff to the latex coating on the finger wick handles!)it would be nice to just leave em in the sun for a few weeks but we just dont seem to be having any!floating away in connecticut...Pere

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Pele
Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA
Member Since: 15th Dec 2000
Total posts: 6193
Posted:Drip dry out of sun to avoid hard crustiness of latex, then back into the fuel for reconstitution. At least that's the best I can come up with!
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*tossing Pere a life preserver*REPULSE------------------Pele Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir...


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Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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Twist
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Member Since: 4th Apr 2001
Total posts: 160
Posted:Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww...This happened to my POI
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cuz I'm a lazy piece of crap! I performed at a wedding and then for a friend who I have a little crush on, then I got so preoccupied with flirting that I left my poi outside in an empty bucket... they got SOAKED. Erm... Pele, will you yell at me for this. They were big Kevlar stacks... I actually put them in fuel immediately and started doing burns again... at first the burns only lasted a few seconds, but three burns and a bunch of white gas later, they were dry and burning well again... but they're not as pretty as they used to be...


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nomad
nomad

retired
Location: Paris, France
Member Since: 15th Jan 2001
Total posts: 356
Posted:Pere, i had that problem with my kevlar wicks too back at the ECSP and they burnt like shit. What I did was to let them soak entirely in fuel (coleman or lamp oil) for a whole week without using them. Then after a couple of burns they came back to life.Nomad

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adamrice
adamrice

poo-bah
Location: Austin TX USA
Member Since: 19th Dec 2000
Total posts: 1015
Posted:In my experience, if you have waterlogged wicks, about three days hung out to dry in the air will leave them bone-dry, if you have reasonably dry weather.I suppose one might try baking them at low temperature in a toaster oven, but one might not want to use the toaster after that.Pere--did the latex turn milky? I think that's just a cosmetic defect. Not sure how/if that can be resolved (I guess I could check the latex fetishist's FAQ or something [not that I'm into that {not that there's anything wrong with that}]).

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Pele
Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA
Member Since: 15th Dec 2000
Total posts: 6193
Posted:Why woud I yell Twist? My theory is whatever works for you. The idea behind drying them out is that you won't get that weak burn and such.Here's a question, while fuel doesn't really rust the metal as much as continuously scorch...do you think you should check your chains/metal parts for any possible rusting? I am thinking rust mixed with fuel corrosion would not be pretty after a bit of time. I dunno though, I am not a scientist.------------------Pele Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir...

Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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Twist
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Member Since: 4th Apr 2001
Total posts: 160
Posted:I definitely had that thought (rust) when I woke up the next morning in a downpour... but they're OK.Poi maintenance before flirting people, poi maintenance before flirting! *Melodramatic look* Is any romantic interest really worth the health of your equipment...Hehehe.. why yell
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Cuz what with the glue and all, I have this vision of really neat wicks in Pele's hands.... mine were big goopy poopy messes...See the thread I'm about to start on wick wrapping!


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Peregrine
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Location: Mystic, Ct. USA
Member Since: 12th Jan 2001
Total posts: 428
Posted:the latex turned all slimy and white, so yes milky i guess. plus there was fuel in the bucket so really it was a sort of fuel/water mix. you really had to see the rain we had to realize the magnitude of water we had here. i am a reasonably neat wrapper, dont do the whole glue thing, but im not the neatest or the messiest towel wrapper! Pere

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s-p-l-a-t
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Location: Brisbane, Qld, Australia
Member Since: 8th Mar 2001
Total posts: 383
Posted:ummmmm..this actually happens to me all the time (my poi get rained on) .... I always just soak em in more kero and use em like normal...haven't noticed anything thats made me think it was a big deal
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Twirl'N'Burn
Booojakasha
Location: Brisbane QLD Australia
Member Since: 29th Nov 2001
Total posts: 121
Posted:I practice near a pool and every so often my equipment goes in (the hard part is getting it out again). I just spin it off a few times, re-soak and then I burn with then again. NO PROBLEM

Simply an excuse to play with fire.

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