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Matte silver winding check search
Posted by: Marc Pucel (32.211.132.---)
Date: March 24, 2021 08:56PM

Hi all,

I'm looking to find a 7mm ID Matte silver aluminum winding check to match a reelseat. on a new build.

I've searched all of the suppliers that I can think of.

Any ideas?

Thanks, Marc

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Re: Matte silver winding check search
Posted by: Mark Brassett (---)
Date: March 24, 2021 09:35PM

A local machine shop.

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Re: Matte silver winding check search
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: March 24, 2021 10:22PM

Could you have an existing check bead blasted?

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Re: Matte silver winding check search
Posted by: Michael Sutheimer (---.wi.res.rr.com)
Date: March 25, 2021 04:23AM

Mudhole offers them in 8mm. A wrap or two of tape or thread would bring you right to where you need. I build lots of UL rods with aluminum checks. Probable 90 percent use a larger check with a tape bushing and the gap filled with epoxy, works fine never notice it unless it is pointed out.. Only suggestion is to dye your epoxy black if it is not clear.

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Re: Matte silver winding check search
Posted by: Marc Pucel (32.211.132.---)
Date: March 25, 2021 08:10AM

Several great ideas. Thanks.

I contacted Mudhole, and while they used to offer down to 6.5mm, they no longer do. I am seriously considering just upsizing to 8mm as suggested.

That said, I have a blaster, so I might also try giving an existing check a little high pressure grit love too!

I appreciate the feedback.

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Re: Matte silver winding check search
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: March 25, 2021 09:13AM

Marc,
A very nice finish is a brushed aluminum finish.
I do this all the time with a wire wheel on a grinder.

In this case, place the aluminum winding check on a tapered stick. Old paint brush handles work well for this. i.e. artists paint brush handles - not house paint brush handles . Use a wire wheel with a softer wire on the wheel.

Hold the paint brush handle with the winding check on it and engage the spinning wire wheel taking care to only appply very light pressure. It also helps if you chuck the paint brush handle in a cordless 1/2 inch drill and have the paint brush handle and winding check spinning in the opposite direction as the wire wheel. Then, using only light pressure about a 10 second encounter with the wire wheel gives you a beautiful brushed finish on the aluminum check.

Best wishes.

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Re: Matte silver winding check search
Posted by: Marc Pucel (32.211.132.---)
Date: March 25, 2021 08:54PM

That's a great idea Roger.

I think i'ii give that a whirl...no pun intended!

Thanks

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Re: Matte silver winding check search
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.alma.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: March 26, 2021 08:13AM

Tlry coating the existing glossy one with matte clear finish from the spray can at the hardware.

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