gάrbǿ
gάrbǿ

addict
Location: Bristol / London / Norwich / C...
Member Since: 9th Jan 2001
Total posts: 521
Posted:Hiya, This is to malcome and to anyone else who has gone out poiing, come back and realised that your poi or filthy (as you know when you poi are dirty they don't show up iin UV light very well)
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. How can you clean them. What I want to know is can you put them in the wash on a really low temp or will this mess them up
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. Any help would be great. cheers guyspeace out garbo
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Simos
enthusiast
Location: London, UK
Member Since: 12th Dec 2000
Total posts: 382
Posted:hey garbo - are you talking about comets??? if they are made of nylon it should be possible to clean them using a wet cloth (perhaps with some soap on it too) - i haven't tried it but my set seems that it can easily tolerate that - i wouldn't put them in a washing machine if i were you though (in my case i would have to put the whole set in and not just the tails - don't know what would happen but i wouldn't risk it although the seem - perhaps if they are reeaaally dirty you can put them tails in cold water with detergent and clean them with a cloth but even this might not be such a good idea...btw i bought my set from this site (ultimate performance comet poi), maybe if you are using a different set the above don't apply... oh well maybe it's a good idea to wait till Malcolm's reply though
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Malcolm
Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: HOP
Member Since: 18th Nov 2003
Total posts: 997
Posted:Garbo,The sets are made from Nylon and Ripstop-nylon. So they won't rot if they get wet. Like simos says, hand clean them with a damp cloth and some soap. Hang them out to dry and you're back in action. I would not use an automatic washing machine.

"May your balls always burn"

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gάrbǿ
gάrbǿ

addict
Location: Bristol / London / Norwich / C...
Member Since: 9th Jan 2001
Total posts: 521
Posted:thanks guypeace outgarbo
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Thistle
Thistle

old hand
Location: Nottingham UK
Member Since: 27th Jan 2001
Total posts: 950
Posted:You can wash nylon rip-stop commet poi in the washing machine if you put them inside a pillowcase and tie the top up. Use only non biological wash powder though as biological effects the fabric and it no longer glows as bright(why this is I don't know).One Love,Thistlefirepixie.

Are we nearly there yet?

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Kat
Kat

Pooh-Bah
Location: London
Member Since: 13th Dec 2000
Total posts: 2211
Posted:The tails of my Poi got filthy at an outdorr rave. I washed them with soap and water and hung them up to dry, after which I ironed them with a damp cloth over them, to get them crisp and new looking again. Then I trimmed the edges that had frayed from people slamming the tails into the ground. They looked nice and new(ish) again, although I think I should probably be more careful about leaving my Poi stuff out for all and sundry to use and abuse. Some people are very careless when belongings aren't theirs, (learned from past experience of scratched cd's, jackets with cigarette burns, lost books...). Anyhow, hope you manage to get your Poi clean and handsome againKat ------------------"London is a city coming down from its trip and there's going to be a lot of refugees" - Danny,Withnail & I

Come faeries, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame.

- W B Yeats

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UCOF
UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:and for the first time....
I have finally realised what Kats avatar is!

rolleyes

Good thread too. smile


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fNi
fNi

master of disaster
Location: New York
Member Since: 8th Mar 2004
Total posts: 3354
Posted:that's one helluva bump

kyrian: I've felt your finger connect with me many times
lou kitten: sneaky little meatball..
ezz: please corrupt me more

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UCOF
UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:no its a cat.. wink

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Asena
Asena

What a Bummer
Location: Shatfield, Hertfordshire
Member Since: 22nd Aug 2005
Total posts: 3224
Posted:oh yeh!! its kinda hard to see on its back and all... rolleyes

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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:I'm gonna hope this is an inside joke. Otherwise Jon has lost it.

Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

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UCOF
UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:
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neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeoooooooooooow-chug-chug-chug-chug-chug
put-put-plip-kaergle.

Nilly ret oop snadjik ranweewoowoo.


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Asena
Asena

What a Bummer
Location: Shatfield, Hertfordshire
Member Since: 22nd Aug 2005
Total posts: 3224
Posted:NYC... i think he lost it ubblol

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Mr Majestik
Mr Majestik

coming to a country near you
Location: home of the tiney toothy bear
Member Since: 9th Mar 2004
Total posts: 4693
Posted:but maybe he just WANTS us to believe that hes lost it!!

"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

jointly owned by Fire_Spinning_Angel and Blu_Valley

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VampyricAcid
VampyricAcid

veteran
Location: My House
Member Since: 27th Jun 2005
Total posts: 1286
Posted:he had it in the first place?

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Are You Sniffing My Mitten?

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