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Location: NYC

Okay, i've read endless threads and still not found an answer. Any suggestions on how to reduce the stink of kerosene? Like, dunk my heads in milk immediately after a burn, or spray 'em with CK1, or whatever magical solutions you've come up with.

Yes, i already know that there are other fuels that are cleaner. That's not my question. Assuming that i am limited to dirty dirty low grade kerosene and am living in a small and poorly ventilated place, what do i do for storage to keep from being high 18hrs a day? I have airtight containers, but are there further measures?

I and my roomates thank you!

MikeIconMikeIconGOLD Member
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Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

Air tight containers inside more air tight containers? Dont think there are any methods for really getting rid of the smell and fumes. Keep them outside maybe?

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ValuraValuraSILVER Member
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Location: Brisbane, Australia

I dont think there is a way of getting rid of the smell... ask anyone who has been in our car!! eek
I get asked if Im wearing a "odour de kero" perfume all the time!

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margitamargitaSILVER Member
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Location: brizvegas, Australia

unfortunately, i think you get what you pay for with kero. cheap and smelly!! and very hot!! wink

i haven't used kero in a while, but i think the smell is forever burnt into my nose! ubbtickled i never found a way to get rid of it!!! which is why i bit the bullet and used a different (more expensive) fuel.

funny story with kero tho - was staying at my folks once. went twirling with some friends, then went home after my folks were in bed. doing the right thing i put my poi and kero outside...only i put them too close to a window or something, and the smell actually woke my mum up!!! hahaha! i thought it was funny - she didn't! spank

sorry couldn't be more helpful! ubbrollsmile

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mattpoimattpoiBRONZE Member
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Location: davis, CA, USA

maybe this will help? hope its not too common-sense

I always put my poi in a plastic bag or my sealed dunking thermos (w/o the fuel, of course) after a spin to transport home. Then I open up the bag outside and spin them for a bit... This seems to accelerate the de-smelling process.

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Location: Bogged at CG, Australia

dunno why you'd want to get rid of that lovely odour. its just sooo fragrant.

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Location: "In your ear", United Kingdom

oon a slight tangent, i saw a loverly guy last year in a poi in the park in ritherham, have the most wonderful vial of parafin additive, it made it smell of cherrys!

who was this was astrofaries b/f, maybe you could get incontact with her and ask her to ask him what it was so you could try to find some, he was working in a hardware shop at the time, so you may find some there?

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3 posts
Location: NYC

Okay, thank you bundles. Though it looks like there is not much hope. I will experiement, and let you know if something miraculous happens.

Kapura MataaroKapura MataaroHoP resident longboarder.
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Location: Tasmania, Australia

cherries? thats... very interesting; i will have to ask her, that sounds very good actually, my friends would love car wouldn't smell SO bad... ubbrollsmile

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CharlesCharlesBRONZE Member
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Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Don't forget to the untrained nose it will smell of cherries AND kero.

It's onyl to firies like us who seem to notice more cherry than long carbon chains... wink

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the surest way to avoid kero odour is to avoid kero smile

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GnorGnorBRONZE Member
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I still enjoy the smell of my burnt poi hanging on the verandah. My car smells of kero and I dont mind that either.

ubbrollsmile ubbrollsmile

Its only when people out of the fam get in the car and comment that I even think about it.

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Keep them outside maybe?

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