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Forum: Balloon Fetish Discussion 26-11-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 68,315
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Re: Reliable Balloon Sources

For now I added just Jennyloons - bargain balloons is already in the list, and you mentioned the issues with old stock with the others.
Forum: Balloon Fetish Discussion 26-11-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By OverTheTop
Re: Night time or daytime looning

I like the daytime for the lighting, but usually night is more convenient.
Forum: Balloon Fetish Discussion 23-11-2018, 04:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,163
Posted By OverTheTop
Re: 24 inch party city loons or 36 inch walmart?

The Walmart 36" ones are just Unique 36", and the Party City 24" are Amscan 24". You might be able to get them from a different reseller.
Forum: Balloon Fetish Discussion 09-11-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By OverTheTop
Re: Accidental pop advice

Water can accelerate the degradation of latex, so taking balloons into the shower is likely to make them pop. Amscan balloons are just somewhat low quality in my experience, and tend to just pop...
Forum: Balloon Fetish Discussion 06-11-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Posted By OverTheTop
Re: I've had a thought

The neck isn't large enough, it's maybe 4 inches wide.
Forum: Poppers 05-11-2018, 03:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,078
Posted By OverTheTop
Re: Popping Fear

Alternatively, you can heat-stretch a balloon with the oven or clothes dryer to get a similar effect without waiting a month :P
Forum: Balloon Fetish Discussion 03-11-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 68,315
Posted By OverTheTop
Re: Reliable Balloon Sources

I wouldn't be surprised. Their prices have always been high compared to other resellers, despite extra for international shipping.
Forum: Non-Poppers 31-10-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By OverTheTop
Re: My blue tuftex 17"

I think you can go bigger - with TufTex, every time you blow them up they stretch a little bit more.
Forum: Balloon Fetish Discussion 31-10-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By OverTheTop
Re: Balloon strength questions

Cattex, Rifco, and Qualatex are all very high quality. The GL series are some of my favorite balloons - they can take a ton of abuse, are really soft and stretchy, and are huge. If you take care of...
Forum: Balloon Fetish Discussion 25-10-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 68,315
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Re: Reliable Balloon Sources

I've probably ordered from Balloons United more than any other site. Being in the US, you don't get charged VAT, but the shipping is more expensive. I've never had any extra charges from customs or...
Forum: Poppers 23-10-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By OverTheTop
Re: Baking

What temperature and duration did you use? It is true that cheaper balloons tend to melt more easily, rather than stretching properly. I usually line my baking sheets with aluminum foil, and although...
Forum: Balloon Fetish Discussion 23-10-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 744
Posted By OverTheTop
Re: Is there a way to pop balloons quietly

A small space will actually make things worse: The sound waves will bounce against the surfaces and only make it louder. Fabric or other soft materials will help though.
Forum: Balloon Fetish Discussion 23-10-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,099
Posted By OverTheTop
Re: I want to do a raw, honest Facebook status where I tell everyone.

I agree with this. Maybe telling your family or closest friends might help you feel more accepted, but I feel like telling the general public who aren't close with you is a bad idea.
Forum: Poppers 23-10-2018, 04:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By OverTheTop
Re: Baking

I've had a lot of experience heat stretching balloons. Both the oven and clothes dryer are effective depending on the balloons.

For new (never inflated) balloons, the oven works best: Preheat it...
Forum: Balloon Fetish Discussion 19-10-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,380
Posted By OverTheTop
Re: How to Inflate GL1200

No problem! GLs are very nice balloons, well worth learning to blow them up properly so you can get the most out of them and avoid accidental pops (which can be expensive)
Forum: Balloon Fetish Discussion 19-10-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,674
Posted By OverTheTop
Re: Group order of SA24s/SA36s from manufacturer - survey

I never heard back unfortunately. I'm still interested in this for the future, but for now I've shelved it since I'm not in a position to coordinate this right now. If someone else would like to take...
Forum: Balloon Fetish Discussion 16-10-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By OverTheTop
Re: Liquid latex

I've seen this guide (http://www.rutherford-robotics.com/balloon/), and while it seems reputable, I haven't tried it myself. If you do try it, let us know how it goes; I've been somewhat curious...
Forum: Balloon Fetish Discussion 15-10-2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 634
Posted By OverTheTop
Re: Cattex 55 shrinkage after use....

Heat does have an effect on latex. Low heat will cause the latex to shrink back to its original form, and high temperatures will also weaken the bonds making the balloon stretchier. You can use an...
Forum: Balloon Fetish Discussion 09-10-2018, 02:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,380
Posted By OverTheTop
Re: How to Inflate GL1200

Yes, Cattex and Rifco brand balloons tend to stretch very well, so reinflating them a couple times to stretch them out a bit will help.
Forum: Inflatable and PVC Fetish 29-09-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 627
Posted By OverTheTop
Re: Some confusion regarding phthalates?

My interpretation is that they're saying that over time, the material will lose its stretchiness, regardless of what type of plasticizer is used.
Forum: Balloon Fetish Discussion 28-09-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By OverTheTop
Re: Is it possible to print on balloons at home?

As an alternative, it's very easy to create stencils and then trace them onto partially inflated balloons with sharpies. Cutting them out of paper takes a bit of patience but works well enough; if...
Forum: Balloon Fetish Discussion 27-09-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By OverTheTop
Re: Is it possible to print on balloons at home?

Why is ordering out of the question? Looner sites like Balloons United (https://www.balloons-united.com/) do custom prints.
Forum: Non-Poppers 26-09-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 661
Posted By OverTheTop
Re: Will a GL1200 Support My Weight

A GL1200 will easily support your weight, even slightly overinflated. They're really tough balloons.
Forum: Balloon Fetish Discussion 25-09-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,380
Posted By OverTheTop
Re: How to Inflate GL1200

When you say "from the nipple to the nozzle", do you mean you inflated it until even the neck was full? If so, it makes sense that it popped - the neck typically only inflates once the rest of the...
Forum: Balloon Fetish Discussion 25-09-2018, 02:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 751
Posted By OverTheTop
Re: How do I make balloons old and wrinkley fast

Do you want them to be visibly wrinkly, or do you just want the softness/stretchiness of old wrinkly balloons? If you just want the stretchiness, you can try heat stretching them. If you want them to...
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