Cleaning A yoyo?


(PikachuCanYoyo?) #1

My yoyo is always sticky. I try cleaning it with water but that doesn’t help. Help?


(DanielBG) #2

try with spirt


(Mr. Nathan) #3

what do you mean “sticky”?


#4

Try some dish soap in the water. If that doesn’t do it, try a little lighter fluid on a cloth to wipe it down, then wash w/soap&water. Lighter fluid is pretty benign to polycarb and celcon.


(Mr. Nathan) #5

be careful using lighter fluid or mineral spirits (paint thinner) cause they can crack or even melt plastic.


#6

I’ve never had a problem cleaning any production yoyo w/either lighter fluid or mineral spirits. You don’t soak them in it, just wipe down with a bit on a cloth. Polycarb and celcon yoyos are not affected by it. Now acetone or lacquer thinner are an entirely different story. They will melt the plastic, even wiped on with a cloth.


(PikachuCanYoyo?) #7

My yoyo is a 888 I think its uhh alumanimnnmimn and by sticky i mean like one spot feels different. liek sticky.


(Mr. Nathan) #8

if its aluminum you can use any thing that has been suggested so far. Just test it on an inconspicuous part first to make sure it won’t strip the paint.


(PikachuCanYoyo?) #9

okay those people who suggested soapy water are friggin geniuses. ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


(Mr. Nathan) #10

now your yoyo can blow bubbles! ;D


#11

Use a rag when you clean it. don’t stick it in a bucket of water.
And stop eating and throwing without washing your hands.


(PikachuCanYoyo?) #12

who said its food thats the sticky stuff? :stuck_out_tongue:


(Mr. Nathan) #13

if the yoyo is always sticky then he is always eating by your logic…


#14

No, my logic is that he ate, threw, got sticky stuff on the yoyo (I assume sugar based) and never cleaned it off. I do suppose though, after reviewing your logical assumptions of my logic that, yes, he could in fact be currently suspended in a tank of marshmallow fluff, honey and strawberry jam and is currently typing posts on a nearby console via a complicated, Loony Tunes style, stalk and pulley apparatus composed of moistened candy-canes, Twizzlers and pre-chewed BubbleYum. Though, while common in it’s own right, I find this scenario rather unlikely in this situation.


(Mr. Nathan) #15

lol ;D