Monday, March 30, 2015

Ding ! Ding ! Ding !!!!!

Hi readers ,

DING !!!!!

Worst sound for any yo-yo player in the whole wide world (well unless you are sponsored and gets free yo-yos everyday) . Ladies and gentleman , readers, kids , kittens , aliens ..... that is the sound of a yo-yo hitting on a hard surface. As a prize, there is a huge scratch mark on your yo-yo. 

So what do you do ?


Just perform a rim repair on the yo-yo. How ? I have attached a video that shows you how to do a rim repair step by step.

The main idea of rim repair is to grind down the rim where the scratch mark is, till it reaches a smooth surface again. Unfortunately, you will need to do the same for the other half of the yo-yo too but on the upper side, you will have both shiny rims of raw surface. In order to do this, you will need a semi-coarse sand paper and you can this from any hardware store nearby your housing areas.

After you have smoothen out the scars that is on the rims using the semi-coarse sand paper, next you will need a much smoother sand paper for the fine resurfacing of the rim.. This is to grind the excess metal scraps away from the rims in-order to create a much smoother surface on the rims. 

"How long do I need to do this ?"
It depends on you actually. Touch the surface and if you find it smooth enough , then just stop and not to continue grinding the surface. 

As the finishing touch, apply a metal polisher cream onto the raw part of the rim and while using a soft cloth, buff the raw part till it is shiny. My own preference is to use Autosol. If you don't know how it looks like , here is an image of it :

Now you will have an old yo-yo looking brand new with that shiny raw rims ! I performed a rim repair on my 888 a few years back and I have to say, it looks really good ~~ Give it a try, send us a picture at our email , and we will post it here to show how good your yo-yo looks like !

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Till next time,

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