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Refurbishing Nova wheels on genie ? Can it be done ? What type of diamond?

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« on: August 18, 2015, 08:57:23 am »

I have a older genie and would like to put a new coat of diamond on them. I have read you can do this via 330 epoxy . My question ?
        The diamond , does it need to be grit ? Or can I use the type that come in syringes ? Or the stuff that says slurry ?



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« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2015, 11:02:30 am »

Johnson Brothers will resurface them for $30. They do a great job and its a lot less work and mess.
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« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2015, 11:29:56 am »

I have used the refurbished NOVA wheels and was not satisfied at all and heard the same from another teacher.  For what you can buy new wheels for, ( I am a dealer as are others on this forum) in my opinion the math just does not make it worth it. I have seen comments on this forum of some folks doing it themselves using an expensive marine epoxy but it just seems like a lot of trouble for the difference in getting a new Nova.
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« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2015, 12:51:30 pm »

There was a tutorial here but a resurfacing company threatened a lawsuit so it was pulled I believe. Some folks love their resurfaced wheels but it is a precise and involved process  which got atb least one innovator threatened.
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« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2015, 05:42:49 pm »

I just replied to the other thread on refurbishing wheels.
Yes the paint is expensive, not worth it if just a couple of wheels maybe.
Once you know what you are doing its not messy and takes about 20 minutes.
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« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2015, 09:08:59 pm »

I posted this before:

"My local club uses Loctite 9430 Hysol adhesive 2 part epoxy: for every 7gms of epoxy use 23% hardener, 7 to 15 carats of diamond powder, apprx 1 tbsp of fumed silica, and dye if you wish to distinguish the grits. You want the consistency to be like peanut butter; if it's too thin, add more fumed silica. The fumed silica can be gotten at woodworking shops like Woodcrafters. The Hysol epoxy is VERY sensitive, you need to have a really good set of scales. My admix was off the last time and the stuff never set up. You really need a scale which goes to .00 carats; I don't and I paid the price. I tried the old superglue trick for unset epoxy and it did make the surface set up, but not underneath.

IMPORTANT TIP: Always start with the finest grit and go to the coarser. That way if you cross-contaminate, you're only getting fine grit into the coarse wheels, not the other way around."

Someone did a google search a little while back and found a small amount of the Hysol; it's pretty expensive. Diamond grit can be found at Jade Carvers or Kingsley and other places.

If there is a hole in the wheel, it's not really repairable. The lumpiness ought not be be that much of an issue. Just try to match the grit on the wheel with the grit you buy.

If you have an expando drum, you can coat belts, too. I've done this a couple of times and it's great to be able to fix the belts and wheels yourself, and it works out cheaper fairly quickly. I had the grit already, as I use it to carve, so I was already half way there.

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« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2015, 10:55:29 pm »

Thank you so much for the response . I'm going to try and re oat . I already have the stuff so I might as well try one and see how it goes . I love this forum it rocks


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