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Ron Vergilio
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I found my old set of Slydini silks I bought back in the 1970's. The age has turned them yellowish.

Is there a way to get them back to white again without ruining the fabric? Any help would be appreciated.

-Ron
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Bob Sanders
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Ron,

The good news is that you apparently kept them in the dark. Since they are nylon, any form of light will also make them deteriorate strength wise.

Perhaps it is best to simply consider them a collectors' item from the source and have a seamstress make you a new set from ripstop nylon. It will also be cheaper than cleaning the originals.

Enjoy your old Slydini memories.

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Ron Vergilio
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Thanks Bob, point well taken.

Guess it's back into a box for safe keeping. Buying another new set is not a problem though.

-Ron
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Bernie Balloons
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Oxy clean will work on them
Alan Munro
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On 2009-06-29 00:34, Bernie Balloons wrote:
Oxy clean will work on them

That's what I use on mine. I just shake them in a plastic tub, with Oxy Clean and water, with some polyurethane super balls for agitation. I'm not sure if it will work if they yellowed from age.
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Tony's crooked smile will always be a part of that routine I'll see in my mind. It was punctuation to everything he did. It was much like the way a puppy looks at you to see if you are paying attention.

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A moment of silence for Bobby Mays, pitchman for Oxyclean... May he rest in stain-free peace.
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I don't know what city the Oxyclean team plays for , but I'm sure he could throw a curve ball with the best of them! You did say he was the pitcher?

Strangely enough, the TV guy "BILLY" Mays, died as well over the weekend! LOL
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Funny stuff guys
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On 2009-06-29 15:23, JNeal wrote:
Strangely enough, the TV guy "BILLY" Mays, died as well over the weekend! LOL

And to make things worse, many of us didn't believe he died, because of false reports of his death, going back several months ago.
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On 2009-06-29 07:53, Bob Sanders wrote:
Tony's crooked smile will always be a part of that routine I'll see in my mind. It was punctuation to everything he did. It was much like the way a puppy looks at you to see if you are paying attention.

Bob Sanders
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Do you know please what was the first version of his routine, the basic one ?
Was it 'the sympathetic silks' on stage or was he doing a close-up version shorter than the one that is on the 'Dick Cavett show' before ?
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Bob Sanders said it right. Better to invest in ripstop nylon and have a set that works rather than to go thru the trouble of cleaning your 30 year old set. It might be ripstop, but after 30 years, I'd be afraid to put faith in that during a paid gig/street show.
Ron Vergilio
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I bought another set a few days ago. The originals are back in the box.

-Ron
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