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Contacts: Replace or Refinish?

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  • steve_n0tu
    Acting on the advice given here it appears my bug s contacts are in rough shape. It looks like someone has use either used a file or coarse sand paper on them?
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 1, 2007
      Acting on the advice given here it appears my bug's contacts are in
      rough shape. It looks like someone has use either used a file or coarse
      sand paper on them? Instead of being flat and smooth they're domed with
      coarse scratches in the surface! Can these be replaced? How are the
      removed? Or how refinishing them? If so with what and how?

      Tks, Steve/n0tu
    • David Ring
      If you buy some silver cleaner you can clean them. If you can find 1500 grit wet/dry sandpaper, you can smooth them out. You can also buy a burnishing tool
      Message 2 of 2 , Apr 1, 2007
        If you buy some silver cleaner you can clean them.  If you can find 1500 grit wet/dry sandpaper, you can smooth them out.   You can also buy a burnishing tool from GC Electronics for $1.57 which is an extremely fine file that is about 1/4 inch wide and about 1/32 inch thick which was designed especially for that purpose.  I use 800 grit wet/dry sandpaper (very lightly and with care) then 1500 grit wet/dry and finally I polish with Flitz metal polish which is a very very low grit polish;.  The contacts if done this way will come out like mirrors.

        73

        David N1EA

        On 4/1/07, steve_n0tu <n0tu.qrp@...> wrote:

        Acting on the advice given here it appears my bug's contacts are in
        rough shape. It looks like someone has use either used a file or coarse
        sand paper on them? Instead of being flat and smooth they're domed with
        coarse scratches in the surface! Can these be replaced? How are the
        removed? Or how refinishing them? If so with what and how?

        Tks, Steve/n0tu


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