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Arjan

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Re: Cleaning diabolos
« Reply #80 on: March 26, 2006, 09:19:46 pm »
You sure can tell the difference, how long did that took you?
Used up all of your mom`s acetone and souring pads I guess?  :P

Martijn

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« Reply #81 on: March 26, 2006, 09:21:35 pm »
Basically, water and a scouring pad is enough, but I also used some cif/jif (if you guys know what I mean). It took me about 10 minutes per half, and I have used one scouring pad for all 6 halfs. It wasn't that hard :)

Arjan

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Re: Cleaning diabolos
« Reply #82 on: March 26, 2006, 09:36:31 pm »
Hmm after one hour of rubbing my whole arm is always sore and full of cramp. Nice job there!

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« Reply #83 on: March 26, 2006, 09:39:39 pm »
Looks good, Tijn.  I've just done my 3 old Circusses.  I used water, a scouring pad and Jif too.  It took a lot of scrubbing, and I imagine they'll be filthy again soon, but it seems worth it right now!

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« Reply #84 on: March 26, 2006, 09:41:36 pm »
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Hmm after one hour of rubbing my whole arm is always sore and full of cramp. Nice job there!

Yup, I can sympathise with that.  My three were almost black!

Arjan

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Re: Cleaning diabolos
« Reply #85 on: March 26, 2006, 09:50:16 pm »
Yeah... what`s the use??  :P  You clean for a hour, can`t play properly for days and then they are black within 5 minutes because of the damn mud or gras or whatever... Okay, I should not stand there, but where else can I practice???  :roll:

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Re: Cleaning diabolos
« Reply #86 on: March 27, 2006, 02:35:34 pm »
Today i found an old eraser (piece of rubber that you erase writing with, thats an eraser rigth?)
 in my drawer and thougth, what the heck maybe i can clean my diabolos with it.
And it actually worked  verry well on my white finesses, but not at all on my collored circuses. Something about the structure of the surface i reccon. I also found some tippex, but didnt dare try it...   :wink:

I think most of the dirt is small particles thats rubbs of from the sticks when corecting the diabolos. Maybe some harder material (such as titanium  8) ) migth cause less dirt.
I decided to put some glitery decorating tape on my handsticks (because it looks nice) and maybe this will affect the speed of dirt as well. If it does ill tell you about it

Sean

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« Reply #87 on: March 27, 2006, 03:21:17 pm »
Looking good Martijn. I just cleaned my 3 white henrys last week too.

Strangely when I put them back together they were all a bit off balance - none of them would stay straight in a shuffle after a while. I've never had that happen with the circus before. I tried swapping some of the cups and they seem ok again.

But oh how I always forget how pretty they can be when they're clean. :)

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« Reply #88 on: March 28, 2006, 08:12:50 am »
It can also be that by the used acetone resolves plastic.
If you have not wiped it fast enough, it could also be passed which has made the acetone the plastic soft.

matthewthegreat

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« Reply #89 on: June 24, 2006, 09:43:40 pm »
This is how I clean my diabolo :lol:


looby

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Re: Cleaning diabolos
« Reply #90 on: June 25, 2006, 12:47:16 am »
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This is how I clean my diabolo :lol:



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William

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Re: Cleaning diabolos
« Reply #91 on: June 25, 2006, 12:58:27 am »
Haha! Very nice Matthew!  :lol:  Very um.. original  :wink:
Edit: Did he/she just start licking your diabolo? Or did you put catnip or something like that on it?  :P
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Re: Cleaning diabolos
« Reply #92 on: June 25, 2006, 05:11:06 am »
Thats Gold!
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Kusti

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« Reply #93 on: June 27, 2006, 10:52:25 am »
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Maybe someone was jealous at a convention or something.  Does it whistle now?

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I've got similiar dents in my diabolos.. They came from the 2d correction (with metal sticks).

tommi

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Re: Cleaning diabolos
« Reply #94 on: June 27, 2006, 11:10:44 am »
Whoa, must be some violent corrections.

fredo

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« Reply #95 on: June 27, 2006, 02:35:38 pm »
got a few minor dents like these on my finesses' rim from practising vertax...

Kusti

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« Reply #96 on: June 29, 2006, 12:04:03 pm »
The corrections weren't violent at all.. I'm just really REALLY strong! Like superman y'know? 8)

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Re: Cleaning diabolos
« Reply #97 on: July 01, 2006, 08:35:09 am »
I used Softscrub Bleach to clean my orange Finesses.  It really works!  When I'm done they look brand new, and looks better than ever.  At first I thought because it was bleach I might loose some of it's color, but it's still as orange as ever.  It's also worked on my HB Element, with similar results.
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nezzybaby

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Re: Cleaning diabolos
« Reply #98 on: August 09, 2006, 01:58:43 pm »
I've spent the last 4 years getting my diabolos really really dirty, cleaning them now would be distressing, and ruin all that hard work over the years. Clean diabolos say to me either im a beginner or im being paid to do this. Dirty diabolos say I love it and dont agree with wasting my freetime cleaning rather than diaboloing.

I say this now but im sure one day ill be tempted.

frank0072

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« Reply #99 on: August 09, 2006, 04:52:03 pm »
I have been tempted to clean my diabolos once, and I won't do it again. two days after I'd cleaned them they were just as dirty as before, so it's no use.
some people think they are better because they can do something better

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