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My balls are red!

Discussion in 'Juggling' started by LarryTheClown, Jun 9, 2014.

  1. LarryTheClown

    LarryTheClown Well-Known Member

    Did I get your attention? :applause:

    But seriously, folks, my formerly nice white juggling balls have red smudges all over them. I had them stored in a drawstring bag provided by the juggling store, which I think were made for clubs. Now, it seems like I made the unfortunate mistake of storing four white juggling balls in there, too. Some sort of chemical reaction must've occurred --- I don't know if it was the unusually warm weather or the wipes I was using to clean the clubs.

    All I know is that some of the dye must've rubbed on the juggling balls at some point.

    Any tips on how to clean dye off a ball that are PVC and/or silicone?
  2. Dylan

    Dylan Active Member

    What brand off balls are they? I would recommend contacting the manufacturer to see what they recommend.
  3. tim

    tim Have red nose, will travel

    Toss them in the washing machine and add bleach.
  4. Alex

    Alex ...much nicer in person!!!

    Mr. Clean Magic Eraser
  5. Pookie

    Pookie Well-Known Member

    I'd tell you about the time my balls turned a different color when I was in the Navy, but, y'know...
  6. Loopy

    Loopy Well-Known Member

    Last time I used Magic Clean erasure I was restoring a Nintendo 64 because its really good for cleaning old plastic.
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  7. tim

    tim Have red nose, will travel

    At least they aren't blue.
  8. Archie

    Archie New Member

    Could you dye them?
  9. Loopy

    Loopy Well-Known Member

    Lacross balls make decent durable juggling balls you can get an color assorted six pack for 24$ on amazon.
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  10. LarryTheClown

    LarryTheClown Well-Known Member

    I never thought of that. Thanks!

    I like these particular balls, though, because they're made of squeezable silicone rubber (which give them a good grip), but they're also filled with sand so they don't fly around everywhere. They're the ones I use mainly for hospital visits, because I don't want to have one bouncing off and knocking down an IV. :)
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  11. tim

    tim Have red nose, will travel

    LaCrosse balls are good for bounce juggling.

    They do show well for regular juggling, also, but if you consider that drops will go bouncing all about, you're likely better off with millet filled leather or cloth balls.
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