DIY diamond coating of worn-out clamps

mountanddo

New User
Since people are asking, I will post here. I just diamond-coated my worn-out clamps myself, it worked out fine.
What you need:
1200 crit diamond powder, 1200 is very fine, should have used a little coarser crit. About $8 for a small bottle.
brush-on super glue
fine brush (tips: look into your wife's make-up box to steal one, those are the finest brushes and perfect for diamond coating)

It is very simple, clean up the clamp surface, brush on a thin layer superglue, then spread on a layer of the diamond powder using the fine brush, wait for 24 hrs, it grips the string like new, mine is still working great after a few stringing jobs, and not sure if it can last a few hundred jobs.
 

Radicalized

Semi-Pro
I don't need to do mine, but I've thought about that. The adhesive is the big issue. Various industries use over 1,500 tons of diamond a year. Over 99% is lab grown. Some of that is powder for various purposes.
 

Chotobaka

Hall of Fame
Great post. I have to believe the original diamond-dusting of the clamps cannot conceptually differ too much from this process. You mention that 1200 might be too fine, what grit would you recommend using?
 

pasky76

New User
I don't need to do mine, but I've thought about that. The adhesive is the big issue. Various industries use over 1,500 tons of diamond a year. Over 99% is lab grown. Some of that is powder for various purposes.
Nice post, what type of glue did you use?
 

esgee48

Legend
[1] Post says Super Glue, though not sure of brand.
[2] Did wife notice missing brush or did you replace it before she noticed? [No need to answer :D]
 

chet

New User
Since people are asking, I will post here. I just diamond-coated my worn-out clamps myself, it worked out fine.
What you need:
1200 crit diamond powder, 1200 is very fine, should have used a little coarser crit. About $8 for a small bottle.
brush-on super glue
fine brush (tips: look into your wife's make-up box to steal one, those are the finest brushes and perfect for diamond coating)

It is very simple, clean up the clamp surface, brush on a thin layer superglue, then spread on a layer of the diamond powder using the fine brush, wait for 24 hrs, it grips the string like new, mine is still working great after a few stringing jobs, and not sure if it can last a few hundred jobs.
Can you provide more information on Diamond Powder ... where did you get this from ? i ordered diamond powder from Fleabay and the thing came from china.. and it smelled like pond's baby powder... so I want to know the right term ..or if you can tell me where u ordered it from.

thanks
 

eagle

Hall of Fame
The jungle store has them. Different grit available from two vendors. Search for Grit Diamond Powder
 

ppt3

New User
Since people are asking, I will post here. I just diamond-coated my worn-out clamps myself, it worked out fine.
What you need:
1200 crit diamond powder, 1200 is very fine, should have used a little coarser crit. About $8 for a small bottle.
brush-on super glue
fine brush (tips: look into your wife's make-up box to steal one, those are the finest brushes and perfect for diamond coating)

It is very simple, clean up the clamp surface, brush on a thin layer superglue, then spread on a layer of the diamond powder using the fine brush, wait for 24 hrs, it grips the string like new, mine is still working great after a few stringing jobs, and not sure if it can last a few hundred jobs.
It has been a while, how is the diamond powder hold up? Do you still think 1200 is too fine? I am thinking about get some for mine, will 1000 be better?
Thanks.
 
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