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 the
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 pieces
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.