Embedded string help


#1

I didn’t know where to put this hopefully this is ok. Just wondering if you guys have any good ideas on how to dig the string out of a yoyo. I just opened my sirius up for cleaning after a few years of sitting and ther is a tiny piece of string wrapped insanely tight around the non axle side where the bearing slips on. And also there’s a groove in the plastic dead center where the string sits. I poked with a needle for half hour. Afraid to dig to hard. Any ideas?? Thanks…


(JonasK) #2

Are you saying that the string has hardened or something? So it doesn’t just wind out?

Never heard of anything similar.


#3

Yes it’s old unnoticed string and it was absorbed with lighter fluid and dried too. But its forged on . I seriously can’t get it off. I’m surprised too cause you can’t even tell when you put the bearing back on It plays smooth


#4

Have you tried putting the yoyo half in water?


#5

The whole half? nah never thought I could. I’ll try it


#6

But not hot water the metal will “peel” off the plastic leaving a plastic Sirius. (which is pretty much nothing.)


#7

Thanks, Ill let ya know later if it helps.


#8

I used cold water but it didn’t do the trick. It might just have to stay I dunno.


#9

I used a finer nail cleaner, it has a long sharp metal scoop. I scooped it out pieces at a time got most of it for now. It’s a good tool I guess.


#10

I like tweezers for things like this.