Polishing spring ends

no avatar
RonnieD
Posts: 8
Joined: Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:43 am

Polishing spring ends

Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:41 pm

I have read a lot lately about polishing the spring ends on my tx200. I have been unable to find any videos,and a lot of what I read online seems to be the work of hackers. Does anyone know of a video or set of instructions including materials to do this job correctly? Or is it even worth it? Thanks

no avatar
TenMetrePeter
Posts: 800
Joined: Wed Jun 29, 2016 5:40 pm
Location: Luton Beds UK

Re: Polishing spring ends

Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:54 pm


User avatar
Blackbaronfish
Posts: 3172
Joined: Sun Feb 15, 2015 6:20 pm
Location: Nuneaton

Re: Polishing spring ends

Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:58 pm

The idea of polishing spring ends is to allow rotation when compressed
Place some 400 grit paper on a bench and lightly rub the spring end whilst checking it’s progress as you go along.

If you have a long spring that you want shortening then you cut to length using a dremel. The end of the cut end needs to be heated up with a blow torch then whilst still glowing red use a pair of pliers to set the end to have a flat base. Only heat the very end and protect the rest of the spring from heat. This can be done by using a wet cloth.

Hope this helps
BBF
Did I mention that I'm the only one to have attended EVERY annual meet since we started

no avatar
TenMetrePeter
Posts: 800
Joined: Wed Jun 29, 2016 5:40 pm
Location: Luton Beds UK

Re: Polishing spring ends

Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:13 pm

I just googled "polish spring ends" and it said "June" :lol:

User avatar
Blackbaronfish
Posts: 3172
Joined: Sun Feb 15, 2015 6:20 pm
Location: Nuneaton

Re: Polishing spring ends

Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:14 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Did I mention that I'm the only one to have attended EVERY annual meet since we started

no avatar
eboswan
Site Admin
Posts: 2734
Joined: Sun Feb 15, 2015 9:16 am
Location: swansea

Re: Polishing spring ends

Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:15 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
IS MY SIGNATURE BIGGER THAN RAYS. Cz 452 american .22+sak mod
S200. .177

no avatar
RonnieD
Posts: 8
Joined: Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:43 am

Re: Polishing spring ends

Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:17 am

Thanks for the info. I’m off to get some 400 grit

no avatar
gary martin
Posts: 687
Joined: Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:21 pm

Re: Polishing spring ends

Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:39 pm

I use a very fine wet and dry and use autosol paste. place the wet and dry on a pane of glass to ensure it is flat. a small amount of autosol on the wet and dry. hold the spring between the palms of your hands. use an action as if you are starting a fire with a stick. polish until you are satisfied.

no avatar
GrandadG
Posts: 725
Joined: Sun Feb 15, 2015 5:35 pm
Location: Hemsworth, West Yorks

Re: Polishing spring ends

Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:59 pm

RonnieD wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:41 pm
I have read a lot lately about polishing the spring ends on my tx200. I have been unable to find any videos,and a lot of what I read online seems to be the work of hackers. Does anyone know of a video or set of instructions including materials to do this job correctly? Or is it even worth it? Thanks
Watch this vid from our very own Davy
The polishing begins about 7 minutes 30sec in

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dk2Sw1m3kCw
HW100T .177
AA Prosport .177

no avatar
Backspin66
Posts: 3
Joined: Sun Sep 04, 2016 6:04 pm

Re: Polishing spring ends

Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:43 am

TenMetrePeter wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:13 pm
I just googled "polish spring ends" and it said "June" :lol:
Haha, funny :lol:

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests