Your LARP latex weapons will need regular maintenance and care in order to remain in good shape. All latex weapons must be coated with a thin layer of silicone at all times. This prevents the surfaces from drying out and helps the weapon resist wear and tear. A maintenance silicone spray will help you extend the life of your favorite LARP weapon.
This flaming sword needs maintenance.
After a little silicone spray it’s as good as new.
I use and recommends the Epic Armoury Maintenance Silicone .
Make sure the weapon is cleaned with a damp cloth before you put silicone on. Applying this silicone must be done outdoors and away from open fire. Shake before use and spray the silicone directly on your latex weapon. Dont spray on leather handles, and other non-latex surfaces.
Some other tips that applys to all latex coated weapons: Store them in a dark and dry place, free of moisture and mold. Never rest a weapon “point down”. The point or tip of any weapon is the weakest point and you may end up with a distort weapon.
Keep your weapons dry. If your weapon gets wet, use a cloth and dry it off at the first opportunity. Remember that the ground outside is often damp, so you should avoid storing it directly on the ground.
Always chek your latex equipment before and after each use.