Keeping Your Darts Clean
Do you clean your darts on a regular basis? Probably not – but you should! Common things such as hand lotion, chalk dust, skin, and food can build up on your darts barrels. This mixture is what eats away at the finish on your darts. Just about any sport equipment needs to be cleaned regularly to remove sweat, dirt, etc., yet it never occurs to most people that their darts also need cleaning.
When a players darts start to show wear, with knurling smoothing down, & the sharp edges of grooves becoming rounded, it is not usually just due to hitting other darts. Most of the wear is simply from corrosion.
To extend the useful life of your darts be sure to clean them regularly. This is especially important after eating any salty or greasy snacks. Any mild cleaner that can remove oil will do: hand soap, household cleaners, even moist towelletes (not the ones that contain hand lotion!). If you need something to take along to tournaments or league play, small alcohol swab packets are handy.
Removing all of that junk from your darts will not only make them last longer, but will also restore much of the grip by removing both the slippery feeling.
So, to ensure your darts will last longer & throw better... keep 'em clean!
Until Next Time!