Silicone Recessing


#1

Can someone please post what you can use to silicone recess, and how to do it?


#2

http://www.yoyonation.com/product.php?productid=16234&cat=257&page=1

It has a video at the bottom how to do it.


#3

What can you use? Type of silicone.


#4

The one they sell there, and I also hear Red Gasket Maker (Or something similar to that, I’m not sure if I got the name) works well. I’m not sure what ele. Techniccally, any will work, but it may rip out fast.


#5

has anyone heard of dot brakes. instead of a round recess for the silicone, drill a series of ‘dots’ (holes) and filling them with silicon. I have a metal zer0 and there is no way to cut a groove on that without machinery. thinking about doing this instead.

oh and use the red flowable silicone from an auto store for the brake mod. Its for high temperature, lasts a long time and you can add new layers as it wears down.


#6

I would assume your method would work. Depending on the yoyo. Most yoyo’s have such a thin wall that it’d be hard not to accidentally drill all the way through. But with some precision, I see no reason why that would work just fine. Good luck, and post about it if you try it and let us know how it worked.


#7

Did it to my buddy’s cheap chinese aluminum. It had an insane recess for these cheap plastic disk brakes so I ripped them out, filled them with epoxy and drilled the holes. There was no way to attach it to a drill and it has pretty good response for just 4 dots.