removing excess silicone


#1

does anybody know how? i’m using picks and it isn’t working.


#2

I use tooth picks and tweezers. Its easy just takes time.


#3

If you’re digging out RTV products, which include flowable, then keep at it. You’ll just need to keep scraping and digging. You can use a pin if you want but that could scratch your yoyo. You could also try some mineral spirits. It may soften things up.


#4

If the silicone has already cured, removing it can be a bit of a chore. I’m a fan of using the end of an old mechanical pencil. The tip is small enough to get into the corners of a bearing seat and strong enough rub the silicone away, but it won’t scratch your yo-yo.

When you silicone a yo-yo, it is best to remove as much silicone as you can while it is still wet. I have found that a guitar pick is great for putting the silicone into the groove, smoothing it out, and scraping up most of the excess. I also use paper towels to clean up as much excess silicone as I can.

When the silicone has dried, but not fully cured, it is very easy to clean up. After you silicone a yo-yo, let the silicone dry for about an hour and then rub off the excess silicone with a mechanical pencil, your fingers, etc.


(kclejeune) #5

Take a q tip. Put rubbing alcohol on the tip. Scrape where you need silicone off. It has saved the bearing seat of many yoyos…


#6

Wait are you talking about a plastic or metal yoyo?