So here’s my very first attempt at flowing silicone myself. The guinnea pig throw is a Colossus IV, which had really slippy white pads stock.
Flowing the silicone was easy and there was no mess to clean up. However, I feel that I flowed too much into the pad channel. Rather than being flat or slightly recessed, they are slightly raised, which gives the yoyo an almost responsive behavior. Maybe that will go away with use, but the yoyo also feels a bit vibey now.
It may very well be that the only thing to do, really, is to pull it out and try again. But at least I can honestly say that it wasn’t nearly as challenging or messy as I feared.