Floppy pressure pad replacement?

mike m.zahorik at sbcglobal.net
Thu Nov 12 14:58:42 CST 2020

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.

Mike Zahorik
(414) 254-6768

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Sent: Thursday, November 12, 2020 01:11 PM
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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.


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