Regrooving/deepening grips on barrels
Has anybody ever tried to restore the grips on a barrel due to wear and age? I was thinking along the lines of use of a lathe. Or has anybody tried another method?
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I sandblasted my darts....cleaned out the grooves like they were brand new again, worked a treat.

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Check out Ancient Darter, he does alot of custom stuff himself like grooves & polishing
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Thanks for replies, just looking at my very old set of darts even though these were really for front grip throwers I just held them middle to rear with no grips and got away with it! I will check out ancient darter, as for sand blasting I don't know anybody personally with this facility so that the price would be very minimal.
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We carry it out on almost a daily basis.

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And he knows his stuff...several folks here on the forum have his work flying about.
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Sorry if I've lead people down the wrong path, the idea was has anyone achieved this themselves ie done this themselves in whatever way. It was just a question really.
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Thats a great question, I guess you would need the right tools to do that kind of work and experience. If I feel like my old darts are loosing their grip I buy some new darts. If my golf clubs wear down, I buy some new ones. I think if you are tinkering with things to save a few bucks, then thats fine, but I would want to leave the match weight and machining to experts if I want my sports equipment to be in top nick.
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These are just a very old set that this is for just to make them 'look' better really. Sounds strange I know as I have no real intention of ever using them again. Anyway I have still not performed the task of cleaning them up properly as the wife has put the steradent I bought the other week somewhere. Looks like next time I'm out and remember I will buy some more.
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I just put them in a glass with a little soap powder and hot water then a scrub down with a nail brush. every used set I buy/trade gets " the treatment"
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Also, any machining to make grooves deeper and restore grip where metal is removed will naturally make the darts lighter by the time you're finished.
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(09-25-2019, 04:32 PM)ChrisTheFish Wrote: I just put them in a glass with a little soap powder and hot water then a scrub down with a nail brush. every used set I buy/trade gets " the treatment"

I take it you are referring to washing machine powder.
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Also, any machining to make grooves deeper and restore grip where metal is removed will naturally make the darts lighter by the time you're finished.
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As I said losing a little weight off them would not be an issue. This was all to be done for cosmetic reasons alone.
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(09-25-2019, 06:40 PM)The Fox Wrote:
(09-25-2019, 04:32 PM)ChrisTheFish Wrote: I just put them in a glass with a little soap powder and hot water then a scrub down with a nail brush. every used set I buy/trade gets " the treatment"

I take it you are referring to washing machine powder.
Yes the stuff for washing clothes
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ONE80 Gladiator 3 with Corona Surround and Unicorn number ring
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Modified Unicorn Striker with RD medium sparkle stems, hardcore  charcoal flights and Target titanium stem rings   

Playing 40 years on and off and still barely average
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I've used dishwashing liquid soap with warm water and a nylon-bristled brush, and it made some old tungsten darts that I bought new in the mid-80s look better (B&W Jocky Wilsons & Keith Dellers, for what it's worth).
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