FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are Squib FX squibs reusable?

Yes, if you properly maintain your squib, you can reuse it thousands of times.


Do you ship internationally?

Yes, we have clients and customers all over the world. We usually ship USPS Global Priority internationally, or DHL.

Please familiarize yourself with your countries’ custom laws. Some countries require more time in customs than others, and some may require additional fees.


How many shots come from one squib?

You can fire one shot, from one squib, at one time. Each squib is reusable thousands of times if properly maintained.

We can create you a custom squib if you need more than one shot from a single squib. The most we’ve ever done was 32 shots fired from one squib.


Do I need special tools to operate my squib?

No, your squib comes with everything you need to operate, including some blood to get started.


What are the dimensions?

Rodriguez: 2.5″ deep x 5″ wide x 13″long

Tarantino: 2.5″ deep x 5″ wide x 15″ long

Custom squibs will vary, and can get quite small and quite large!


What kind of stage blood can I use with my squib?

You can use pretty much any blood formula you want. Just make sure that it is thinned down some so that it can fire easily.


Do you sell stage blood?

Yes, we do. You can buy it here.


Does your stage blood stain?

Usually no, but sometimes yes. The more porous the material the blood is contacting and the more water there is added to the blood, the more likely it is to stain. Used right out of the bottle, our blood stains almost nothing. ALMOST. Always do a test if compatibility is a concern.


What is the more versatile squib to purchase?

The Tarantino.


Can custom squibs be created for specific blood effects?

Yes, we can custom build for your project. We are only limited by your imagination. And budget. And schedule.


Can you load squibs with other material besides blood?

Absolutely!  Any lightweight material (such as foam, confetti, feathers, dirt, glitter, etc.), as well as any thin liquid (such as dyed water) is sure to successfully fire out of your rig. You can also use heavier particulates, just watch your eyes. You don’t want a chuck of material to hit someone in the eye!


Are squibs safe for children to use?

Nope- while they are easy enough for a child to operate, an adult should ALWAYS supervise.


Am I able to send my squib back should it need repairs?

Totally. If you messed it up it’ll cost a couple bucks and if it was a defect on our end we’ll fix it for free. We’ll even cover the shipping.


What powers my squib?

9V batteries are used to fire the squib, and hand pressurized air is used to propel the stage blood.


How often do I need to change the batteries?

Very infrequently. Each rig can fire well over a hundred times without changing the batteries.

Any time that the solenoid seems noticeably quieter than when you last used the rig you should replace the batteries.


How well can I conceal a squib on an actor?

You can conceal The Rodriguez under most wardrobe, especially with a little planning. The Tarantino is a little tougher to hide because of the size of the air chamber, but can be accounted for with some planning when choosing the costume.


Are squibs waterproof?

No, but they are water resistant up to a point. They are built from waterproof materials. However, the batteries have metal on them and are subject to rust if resting water is present.


I press the trigger and nothing happens. What the heck?

Do you hear a click in the squib when you press the trigger? If not, the batteries are likely dead.

You may have an air leak.

1) Fill the air chamber with air and spritz with soapy water to look for a leak. You may be able to tighten or twist  parts to stop leaking, but if not, please send it back and we’ll fix the leak.

2) If no external air leak is found, then you probably have a particle in the squib. Confirm this by filling the blood tube with water and look for bubbles coming up from the squib. Look at “Troubleshooting” in your instructions for how to open and flush your squib.


Why is my squib leaking  air?

You probably have an air leak.

1) Fill the air chamber with air and spritz with soapy water to look for a leak. You may be able to tighten or twist  parts to stop leaking, but if not, please send it back and we’ll fix the leak.

2) If no external air leak is found, then you probably have a particle in the squib. Confirm this by filling the blood tube with water and look for bubbles coming up from the squib. Look at “Troubleshooting” in your instructions for how to open and flush your squib.


There is enough air pressure in my squib, but when triggered, the release of air is weak.  What’s the deal?

The flow control is not open all the way. On top of the rig solenoid valve are three cylinders. The center cylinder is the flow control. Make sure it is turned all the way counter clockwise.


Is it dangerous to fill a squib with too much air?

It can be. Do not fill the air tanks with more than 90psi.

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