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46 posts
Location: Oregon

I was just outside treating the wicks on my DS with PVA to prevent fraying, and I had a blinding flash of the obvious.

We all know that the most dangerous part of our wicks is the exposed metal hardware. This is due to the speed at which metal tranfers the heat, causing near instant burns. So I thought to myself, that it made sense to cover the screws on my wicks with PVA as insulation against these types of burns.

This will only work on smaller metal parts like the screw on tube cores, or the nuts on the ends ot cathedral wicks. But these are the most dangerous parts of most wicks anyway.

I was wondering if anyone else has had this thought, or has tried this for themselves?

We are all atheists, some of us just believe in fewer gods than others. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.
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Fire By Riz tmmember
212 posts
Location: tampa fl usa

No I never tired that.The one time I did make non blind rigged wicks I welded a little "R" onto the bottom washers just to see how many fire dancers I could brand with my itnital in one evening . out of 7 people who used them I got 5 nice little brands but no one got a brand on the forehead .


I have been cursed with the imagination to envision it all

MikeIconGOLD Member
2,109 posts
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA


I like that idea better.

Let's turn those old bridges we crossed into ashes.
We'll blaze a new trail,
and torch the rough patches.


razzaSILVER Member
43 posts
Location: Helensburgh, Australia

LOL nice idea

Horsepower is how fast u hit a tree. Tourqe is how far the tree goes with u

110 posts
Location: ashland OR

Get branded!! wow 5 of 7 I would make a killing selling thumb to shoulder kevlar arm sleeves.

dont make peoples heads turn, give them whiplash.

220 posts
Location: The village of Edinburgh

I use PVA glue on exposed metal but mainly to stop screws or bolts coming loose. I guess it probably does offer some additional protection to branding, good thought smile

oh course you could always come up with a design that doesn't have any exposed metal parts?

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