zanevBRONZE Member
God
33 posts
Location: San Diego, CA, USA


Posted:
How do you clean the wicks on a staff? I know they will just get dirty again on the next burn, but im tired of my hands turning black when i touch the wicks.

Life is a circus as some may say...


JamethGOLD Member
enthusiast
378 posts
Location: NSW, Australia


Posted:
I don't know anyone who tried to clean off the carbon once they'd done their first burn - to avoid the blackness put an old sock over each end, or if you're feeling fancy HOP make some nifty covers:

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zanevBRONZE Member
God
33 posts
Location: San Diego, CA, USA


Posted:
would water get it off?

Life is a circus as some may say...


JamethGOLD Member
enthusiast
378 posts
Location: NSW, Australia


Posted:
Never tried - but I'd be surprised if plain water got off much, since it's burnt hydrocarbons.

Also if your wicks are still damp you'll have trouble lighting them next time.

richiiStick spinner
43 posts
Location: Brighton, England


Posted:
I just use carrier bags over my wicks to stop the dirt going every where. Rub down the metal pole with a rag or something and then just cover the kevlar.

Mr MajestikSILVER Member
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4,693 posts
Location: home of the tiney toothy bear, Australia


Posted:
methyl spirits or turps on a rag get a bit off but once you burn it'll never be clean as new again, and really thats not going to hurt it smile

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zanevBRONZE Member
God
33 posts
Location: San Diego, CA, USA


Posted:
Im just OCD and like my things clean =(

Life is a circus as some may say...