Norath-Tovaar 3 posts
Location: Pasadena, Tx USA


Posted:
My performance grooup and I are looking into shaking up our act, and are looking for colored Zinc Oxide.Anyone have any suggestions?

CharlesBRONZE Member
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Location: Auckland, New Zealand


Posted:
Not quite sure what you are asking for Norath...If you are looking for help on using it, then have quick search on coloured flame topics.I suspsect though, that you may be having trouble actually getting hold of it, in which case, I'd delete this thread and post another one with a title like "Where to get zinc oxide in the US/Texas?"as this sort of info is quite hard to come by, so the better the th thread title the more likely the right person will see it and answer.Sorry, I can't help myself, the toxic side of coloured flames gives me the heebeejeebies and wears my wicks out really really fast...------------------Charles (AKA INFERNO)newdolbel@hotmail.comhttps://juggle.co.nz/fire/fire.html

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Norath-Tovaar 3 posts
Location: Pasadena, Tx USA


Posted:
Charles,Thanks for the Suggestion,No,,, That would give me the Heebeejeebees ass well, Actually it is for Make Up/Protection use. I have read your views on Fire Breathing, and I am one who uses the Bio Diesel, It is Vetetable Based and that tase is not that bad. I do not dispute the daanger of it infact, I practiced asperating for quite some time before I picked up a torch. One of the Drawbacks is the inevitable Flash Bure Much Like a Sun Burn. We intend on expeerrimenting with Make-up effects anyway, and thought we would comine the two...

NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
Oh now wait a minute! You're not actually implying that the use of suntan lotion (Zinc Oxide) would actually protect against fire burns are you?!...I honestly sat here for a few minutes just staring at my flashing cusor because I'm completely dumbfounded.The sun is not on fire.Sunburns are not caused by fire.Sunburns are not caused by heat.Sunburns are caused by ultraviolet radiation.Suntan lotion (Zinc Oxide) protects the skin by reflecting the ultraviolet radiation.Burning Biodiesel is on fire.Burning Biodiesel does get hot.Burns caused by biodiesel are caused by heat.Suntan lotion (Zinc Oxide) would not protect you from getting burned by fire.....Please tell me that I'm totally confused and you didn't actually think that.

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DomBRONZE Member
3,009 posts
Location: Bristol, UK


Posted:
NYC, I think you're right!I'm not sure what could protect from burning yourself while breathing other than maybe you're not doing it exactly right.To help with burns or sensitive skin try using moisturiser.

Norath-Tovaar 3 posts
Location: Pasadena, Tx USA


Posted:
Ok I Stand corrected on the protection factor, but we have noticed that using some sunscreens will help somewhat against some of the heat. It may be the mooisturising that does it. But is stil does help[This message has been edited by Norath-Tovaar (edited 16 March 2002).]

DomBRONZE Member
3,009 posts
Location: Bristol, UK


Posted:
Yeah, all sun screens contain some moisturiser, but a pure moisturiser would be less greasy, more hydrating and thereby better for the skin.

NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
Sorry if I sounded like a jerk. Sometimes I forget that not everyone's a science nerd like me.

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Galawen 45 posts
Location: USA


Posted:
As one who is a fire breather I just wanted to say that if you are going to use any form of moisturizer only apply after breathing.The reasons for this are that moisturiser also absorbs heat therefore increasing your chance to burn badly.In case you are wondering I use vasaline on my lips after every show. Never had any complaints from my lips after that.Flame on all

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SilverEyes 45 posts
Location: Dallas, TX, USA


Posted:
For fire protection, try this:https://www.actionspecialists.com/Firejel.htmlWe've used it, and were quite happy with it. It won't do the zinc oxide color thing, but it will help minimize contact burns, etc. It smells a bit like lavender oil, but isn't oily at all.