Dings and Scratches


(JayVee) #1

Okay, my DM has had its share of bumps and drops. It has a whole lot of scratches and dings on its metal rims. It wasn’t a problem at first, but it got worse over time. Now, whenever I accidentally hit the yo-yo with my arm or hand, I get scratches! And it’s even worse when grinding.

Does anyone have a good solution for the dings and scratches(the DM, not me)? I’m planning to sand down the rims a bit, but I need a good way to even out the weight. Any suggestions?


#2

Just make sure to sand the same amount on each side.


#3

Yes, you should sand out the dings/ scratches to make it smooth. I did it the same thing to my project and it works, so when I grind my project, it’s smooth for now. I think it is a good way to sand out the dings/ scratches.

Happy Throwing! =]


(Yo!It'sMatt) #4

Just do it evenly and you’ll be fine.


#5

I use a small jeweler’s file, and file down the jagged edges that are protruding (vs. sanding down the whole thing). If you’re only taking off a tiny burr or two, the change in weight will be insignificant.


(D@§h!zn!t) #6

If you have two pieces of sand paper or just one long piece that will reach to both rims, just do that.


#7

Ouch! Like the PGM V1.0! :o

Polish it, or sand it.


#8

Polishing the yoyo is for shinning the yoyo.

Happy Throwing! =]


#9

Here is my formulation to make it shinny. 1. sand down all the dings/scratches with a nail file.2. Get some super fine sand paper(can be bought at any hardware store) and sand it down to where you can see it has a finer sanding to it. 3. Get steel wool and rub it down with that. That should make it shine a bit. 4. Now if you have any “never dull” (can be bought at a hardware store) witch is a metal polish, rub it down with that. and step 5. get a cloth (like a hand towel) and put some brasso (again, can be bought at a hardware store) on it and rub down the rims to get the best shine that I have ever gotten. It will be like a mirror after all that. Here are some pic of the stuff you will need.

Step one. Nail file.
http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn70/robert2393/nailfile.jpg

Step two. Sand paper.
http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn70/robert2393/sandpaper.jpg

Step three. Steel wool.
http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn70/robert2393/SteelWool.jpg

Step fore. Never dull.
http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn70/robert2393/NeverDull.jpg

Step five. Brasso.
http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn70/robert2393/brasso.jpg

Use all those in that order and you will get a mirror shine. Later.

Keep it spinning™


(JonasK) #10

One thing that hasn’t been mentioned yet is the easiest method to do this; Thr drill. Hook the yoyo onto a drill and then let the drill and sandpaper do the work. Don’t apply pressure, just let the sandpaper touch the spinning yoyo. Do short sessions and step up to a finer grit after every session. In the end you can polish (never dull and brasso) it to give it a nice shine