SUGGESTED WEAPONCARE


 


 
The life span of a latex weapon will inevitably only be lasting if you look after them well. Below is a guide to helping you look after them and get the longest possible life out of them.

 

Keep tip up  
Never put a weapon tip down
Doing so will damage the tip of the weapon increasing the risk of the core ripping through the foam - making the weapon dangerous. Once the core of your weapon is revealed, it cannot be used again. Always store a weapon pommel down to prevent this.

Sun Harms Latex Weapons  
Keep your weapon out of direct sunlight 
Direct sunlight damages latex irreparably. Storing your weapon carefully in a dark place will prolong its lifespan (and keep it looking good!).

Strong Heat Harms Weapons  
Keep your weapon away from strong heat 
Strong heat warps the foam that the weapons are made from. In order to prevent permanent indents on your weapon, it is advised that you keep it away from strong heat. Naked flames will even melt weapons and toxic gasses can be released so caution is advised.

A Siliconed Weapon Equals A Happy Weapon  
Spray your weapon with silicone regularly 
Don’t expose your weapon to water for a long period of time. This can damage to any leatherwork on the grip and can also spoil your weapon's finish. If it's used in a wet/muddy environment, remember to clean and dry your weapon thoroughly after use.

Water Damages A Weapons Surface  
Avoid long exposures to water
Don’t expose your weapon to water for a long period of time. This can damage to any leatherwork on the grip and can also spoil your weapon's finish. If it's used in a wet/muddy environment, remember to clean and dry your weapon thoroughly after use.

Pack Carefully  
Don't let your weapon get crushed 
Many people overlook how they transport their weapons to and from an event. If you do not pad your weapon out it may get crushed and receive damaging imprints. Storing a weapon incorrectly in transport could even (in extreme cases) result in the latex finish becoming damaged.

 
Avoid striking rigid surfaces
Hitting surfaces such as rocks, trees or even metal armour can cause damage to a Latex Weapon if blow is not pulled sufficiently. Hitting rigid surfaces should be avoided if possible to preserve your weapon's lifespan.

 

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