silicone help


#1

hey guys, um, i need help on how to silicone a yoyo. i already did it on my yomega dash and it was great but it wears off to fast. i dont know what kind of silicone it was, just random stuff i found but i was woundering if there was a certain type of silicone that i should use rather then what i was using, which i dont know what that type was.


#2

If you live in a humid enviornment let it cure for like 2 days. Use RTV red silicone, you probably used flowable.


#3

Wears off? I have had flowable (not red) in my DMII for months and just flowed my Yukki.


#4

If you aren’t using RTV you’re not going to do any good because it won’t dry or cure. However, flowable vs gasket maker is just a preference thing. Either will work well.

How long are you allowing it to set and cure?


#5

I’ve had flowable in a yoyo for a little over a year. Nothing wrong with it.
Humidity has nothing to do with cure time.


#6

I let mine cure for 48 hours and I had to resili it in about an hour. yes i got rid of the bubbles


#7

48 hours is time wasted. I play mine after 4 hours and it lasts months.


#8

well mine dies instantly. I dont sili. i just buy pads, im lazy ;D only crazy thing ive done is CLEAN a bearing. so i have not gone “the yoyoers way”


#9

well i guess i should try to look somewere to see about this RTV red silicone, and i dont know about humidity, i live in buffalo new york. and i let mine sit for about 4 or 5 hours, and it just wore of after like 2 days


#10

new! just in! my silicone work is horrible! just 2 days ago, Acavando met me at a park with several others and he silied it and i works awesomely

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