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Old 03-16-2014, 05:54 PM
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thats heavy. i could see myself getting very frustrated with it...

awesome though clavia is the ****.
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Old 03-16-2014, 06:02 PM
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Anyone ever tried a UV inhibitor like 303 to lengthen the effective life span of an older disc? I know it makes a substantial difference with drysuit gaskets and understood it to have a similar effect across a broad spectrum of compounds.
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Old 03-16-2014, 06:06 PM
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Im sure there are things you can do which slow down the decay rate and condition the plastic for a temporary repair but it still has a "lifetime" for peek performance.

Vibram discs ive heard you can use olive oil or something even...?
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Old 03-16-2014, 06:31 PM
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Anyone ever tried a UV inhibitor like 303 to lengthen the effective life span of an older disc? I know it makes a substantial difference with drysuit gaskets and understood it to have a similar effect across a broad spectrum of compounds.
Now that's interesting! So in industrial applications there are fixes and whatnot. Any of them happen to be grippy as hell? That'd be a nice combo


The Vibram + olive oil thing sounds cool, anyone know what that's about?
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Old 03-16-2014, 07:32 PM
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The Vibram + olive oil thing sounds cool, anyone know what that's about?
Vibram rubber absorbs oil from your hands during play. Many, including me, wash the oil out with dishwashing soap to make the disc grippy. I can see how the oil would help maintain the health of the rubber for the long run. It sounds like it would be a good idea if you're going to store them to rub a light oil on them. It couldn't hurt.
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Old 03-16-2014, 09:08 PM
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So I have a couple of the first run CE's, and noticed that they are sweating chalky residue now. Anyone know the best material to wipe off the chalk with?
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Old 03-16-2014, 09:14 PM
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So I have a couple of the first run CE's, and noticed that they are sweating chalky residue now. Anyone know the best material to wipe off the chalk with?
I know how to. It takes a really rare substance that I happen to have. Send your discs to me and Ill get it all taken care of
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Old 03-16-2014, 09:24 PM
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So I have a couple of the first run CE's, and noticed that they are sweating chalky residue now. Anyone know the best material to wipe off the chalk with?
dry soft cotton towel is best, has to be completely dry, no water or soap
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Old 03-16-2014, 11:41 PM
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You're turning this thread into something it's not...
It was in response to the comical comment.

Besides anytime people talk about CE and plastic break down it inevitably turns into why do you throw such expensive discs?

What if you've had them for 10 years? They weren't as expensive then.


Cool OP though.
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Old 03-17-2014, 12:39 AM
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respectably nerdy dude shows off his collection of radioactive household items

So apparently the orange color of uranium oxide looks awesome as a cereal bowl glaze. WTF for real, never heard of this. Above link is pretty interesting. so is the reddit thread
You'd be surprised. A bunch of bananas can give counts, the mantles from white gas/propane camp lanterns, all your smoke detectors.
Hell, I've got a keychain with two tritium tubes. They're coated on the inside with phosphor, and glow due to the tritium's beta decay. They'll glow for over 13 years. In the dark. I forget what the count rate was on it...I work in a nuke plant, so we have geiger counters everywhere. I'm pretty used to a slow click just from background.
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