How to Care for Your Custom Lightsaber Blade
Unlike a lot of low-quality products floating around the Internet, UltraSabers’ lightsabers are specially designed for combat applications. There is a wide range of activities you can put them through: You can pose with them, perform spins with them, and even engage in sparring sessions with a friend of yours. All these activities can be done without fear of damaging your custom lightsaber, assuming that it is not subjected to extraordinary abuse.
That means that our customers tend to get a lot of vigorous use out of their lightsabers. It also means that it takes some effort to maintain the blades in like-new condition. Our saber blades are made of durable polycarbonate, but they’re not resistant to collecting dirt, fingerprints, or scuff marks. Proper lightsaber care should be considered an essential part of your job as an owner of one or more of these swords, and with a little know-how you’ll be able to keep the blade in good shape. What follows are a few tips for doing just that.
Cleaning the Blade
Removing dirt from your lightsaber blade doesn’t require any special cleaning agent to get the job done right. In fact, you can use pretty much any mild, non-abrasive cleaning product or even just plain water on the blade. Simply rub it in with a soft cloth to take off the dirt. It shouldn’t be necessary to use any heavy-duty chemicals to get the blade clean. Whatever you do, however, please do not attempt to wash your lightsaber by submerging it in water. This will damage the electronics; it will also void your warranty.
Scuffing is another problem that can arise, especially if your blade comes into contact with a hard object. This generally isn’t a serious problem when you’re dueling with another UltraSabers lightsaber, but a lot of people accidentally whack their blade against a wall or another hard surface from time to time, resulting in an unsightly mark. To get rid of these marks, we recommend using a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser sponge.
It’s best to have some kind of dedicated storage solution for your saber, as opposed to tossing it into the rear of the closet. That way, you’ll prevent dirt from collecting on the blade as well as avoid potentially damaging accidents. Some people prefer to mount their lightsaber on a wall, or set up a pedestal where they can show it off. Others create a custom box or other container where they place their lightsaber for safekeeping. If you don’t have the time or the inclination to assemble your own stand, mount, or container, you can find some high-quality lightsaber storage accessories for sale on certain websites, such as Etsy.com. For those who plan to travel with their saber, it may be a good idea to invest in a lightsaber case with foam inserts that will enable you to stabilize your gear during transport.
Remember, you can always visit UltraSabers’ online forum at SaberForum.com for added info on all aspects of lightsaber care. And when you want to build your own lightsaber, just come to this site for all the accessories you need. Contact us with any questions related to our lightsabers.