zanev
God
Location: San Diego, CA
Member Since: 9th Mar 2011
Total posts: 33
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...

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Jameth
Jameth

enthusiast
Location: NSW
Member Since: 19th May 2008
Total posts: 378
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:

http://www.homeofpoi.com/shop/listItems/Fire-Head-Covers


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zanev
God
Location: San Diego, CA
Member Since: 9th Mar 2011
Total posts: 33
Posted:would water get it off?

Life is a circus as some may say...

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Jameth
Jameth

enthusiast
Location: NSW
Member Since: 19th May 2008
Total posts: 378
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.


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richii
richii

Stick spinner
Location: Brighton, England
Member Since: 10th Oct 2010
Total posts: 43
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.

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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: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

"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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zanev
God
Location: San Diego, CA
Member Since: 9th Mar 2011
Total posts: 33
Posted:Im just OCD and like my things clean =(

Life is a circus as some may say...

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