I never thought about those. I been using a diameter of about 3/16" and the
cue is around 1/2". I did have some trouble with the pads being too heavy. I
looked at a couple suppliers and they do have a variety of hardness, but
didn't see any diameter choices. It may be worth a try.
From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org
] On Behalf Of Chuck Guzis
Sent: Thursday, November 12, 2020 01:11 PM
To: mike via cctalk
Subject: Re: Floppy pressure pad replacement?
On 11/12/20 10:50 AM, mike via cctalk wrote:
On my Shugart and Siemens 8 inch drives I've used
a heavy felt pad that I
made using a steel punch. Then super glued it to the pin that snaps into
pickup arm. I've had the snap pin break and have
successfully used a small
nylon bolt and nut, which has the pad glue to it. I have tried small
of Teflon, cloth, plastic, but found that the heavy
felt is the easiest to
get to work and doesn't seem to harm the media.
I've long wondered if replacement billiard/snooker cue tips would make
an adequate substitute. They're about 13mm in diameter and 5mm thick.
They come in various hardnesses and are inexpensive.