This week on the workbench

Discussion in 'Armory - Q&A' started by ktinoue3, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. ktinoue3

    ktinoue3 Podium

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    Was working on a foils for a club member. It was showing a very intermittent connection. After checking that the wire was still good with a multimeter I cleaned out the tip and replaced the spring and screws. Still very intermittent connection. At this point I figure due to the age of the foil most likely corrosion and gunk buildup between the bell guard and socket and to bellguard and the blade. Clean all that up and it is still having connection issues. Looking closer at the socket itself and sure enough there is enough corrosion on it that it is causing my multimeter to jump all over the place. I think I am just going to put a new socket on, Pretty sure trying to clean it up is not worth the effort.
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  2. posineg

    posineg Made the Cut

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    Bah Humbug... at least the part under the grip was still shiny.
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  3. ktinoue3

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    I saw the rust originally but didn't think it would affect anything. Turns out the inside of the socket hole is corroded too .
     
  4. Purple Fencer

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    Ya....the points of contact are the important parts to keep clean.

    Easier to replace it at this stage.
     
  5. K O'N

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    Yeah, replace. When the insides of the sockets corrode the plating is gone. Even if you clean it up with sandpaper or something, it will corrode again very quickly.
     
  6. Joe biebel

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    I have had good success with putting a Q-tip soaked in oil into the socket holes and spinning them with a dremel tool. You do need to de-laminte a Q-tip to fit into the small hole.
     
  7. jfarmer

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    Oddly enough, we have more problems caused by the plating than not.

    One of my 1st checks is the resistance from socket to guard and from socket to blade body. I usually file and sandpaper the shoulders of the Blade tang, guard opening and it's inside surface, both sides of socket base, and then cleaning all the surfaces with acetone or alcohol.
     

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