How to polish the Spring ends

How to polish the Spring ends

Postby pedro.m.reis » Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:38 pm

Hi !

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I've been reading the forum posts trying to understand more about how to get the most out my TX200.
I read that one should polish the spring ends.
How is that done? :)
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Re: How to polish the Spring ends

Postby Sake-san » Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:30 pm

Piece of wet & dry abrasive paper, a fiat surface, a little oil for lubricating and rub / rotate the spring end until mirror polished to your satisfaction.
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Re: How to polish the Spring ends

Postby pedro.m.reis » Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:38 pm

Would a 600 grit sandbelt do?
Thanks for the info!
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Re: How to polish the Spring ends

Postby TenMetrePeter » Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:58 am

pedro.m.reis wrote:Would a 600 grit sandbelt do?
Thanks for the info!

I think that would shorten it rather than polish it! Its a gentle hand process. Think more 2000 wet and dry paper or finer to take off any high spots then preferably an old leather belt flat on the bench and metal polish paste like Solvol Autosol or Tormek sharpening paste. Wash it all off before reassembly.
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Re: How to polish the Spring ends

Postby gary martin » Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:41 am

Use wet and dry, finest grade. Apply autosol paste, or light oil. Place the paper on a sheet of glass to keep flat. Hand polish until mirror finish. Clean spring, rebuild using the appropriate Lube.
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Re: How to polish the Spring ends

Postby pedro.m.reis » Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:53 am

Ok. Dont know if I can find that stuff around here. Will try, maybe auto shop or something.
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Re: How to polish the Spring ends

Postby TenMetrePeter » Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:37 am

Auto shop should keep fine wet and dry paper for car paintwork. If they dont have Autosol they should have rubbing or cutting paste for finishing paintwork.
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Re: How to polish the Spring ends

Postby pedro.m.reis » Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:49 am

Well, we have some auction and 2nd hand sites, but the stuff there is normally too expensive. Or junk. I prefer international ebay sites.
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Re: How to polish the Spring ends

Postby pedro.m.reis » Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:12 am

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Re: How to polish the Spring ends

Postby TenMetrePeter » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:00 pm

After using abrasive paper I would go for just the Dremel paste on a piece of thick leather like an old trouser belt, flat on the bench. They used to sharpen open razors that way.

My Tormek chisel sharpener has a rotating leather wheel for final polish.
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