Floppy pressure pad replacement?

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Thu Nov 12 13:10:52 CST 2020

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.


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