Do you guys think I can silicone a Duncan Freehand 2?


#1

I was wondering because I’m going to silicone it because it looks like it’s recessed enough so I can do it. Will it work?


#2

Yes, but it doesn’t hold very long and it makes it very responsive. Your best bet would be to pick up some Duncan sili pads, they work great and last a very long time.


#3

well I don’t want to buy any because there are no local stores that sell any yoyo accessories, do you know how to make friction stickers then?


(Jei Cheetah) #4

Oh well then.


#5

LOL, and you won’t find anything better then an fhz in most brick and mortar stores.


#6

From someone who’s tried and has the same philosophy (no stores around here stock pads), I’ve used RTV silicone (which lasted the longest, about a couple weeks of constant use before I started to see signs of wear, used blue Permatex RTV, worked great!) as well as trying some 99-cent store sili known as “Pro Seal.” The recesses aren’t deep enough for softer silicone as it just tore on me. The 99-cent store stuff does wonders with my Lyn though.


#7

I beg to differ. Everyone has their own Opinion. I’ve done it with both Flowable and RTV, Flowable is more responsive and the RTV is unresponsive. Plus I only siliconed 1 side and Cleaned the bearing in which it made it unresponsive, check it out


#8

Yesterday I bought some more silicone at the 99 cent store, this time I figured I’d try out the red hi-temp RTV. I mean, it was only a dollar so what’s there to lose? I tried it out in my Metal Drifter and right now it plays beautifully…binds when I want, otherwise unresponsive. This stuff’s much firmer than the clear adhesive sealant RTV I tried before (that just tears right out of the shallow recess). Kind of feels like a shiny Duncan silicone pad. We’ll see how long it lasts however. I also tried it on one of my Freehands and it works nicely.


#9

Did you silicone 1 or both sides?


#10

I only did one side, that’s all mine seems to need. I’m also using only 1 side on my Drifter and it’s completely snag free and unresponsive.


#11

Yeah I did my Drifter on one side too and is completly unresponsive. I used the Blue RTV Silicone and I think this is harder then the Clear Flowable Silicone. So I guess in away even though people say it won’t work it can’t hurt to try anyway (in Some Cases, lol) here’s my Drifter’s