I recently purchased a Leviathan 2 on ebay. The bearing that was in it seemed to be too big. I couldn’t get it out with the bearing removal tool or pliers. I ended up just cracking the bearing in half to remove it (it was the only way to get a good one in the yoyo). In the process of trying to remove it, I scratched the area near the response rings with the pliers a little bit. It’s not a big scratch but you can slightly feel it when you rub your fingers over it. After about an hour or so of play, it snapped my string.
Is there an easy way to smooth out the area? I’ve been told to sand it down but I feel like taking sandpaper nearing the response/bearing seat is a really terrible idea. And seeing as it’s a Leviathan 2, I’d like to keep the risk of destroying it as low as possible. Does anyone know how I could smooth out the scratch so it doesn’t snap anymore strings?
The Leviathan 2 plays amazing normally though. The scratch doesn’t seem to affect the play at all other than occasionally snapping some strings.
Thanks for any help!