You should check to see that your steel plates are in good condition before trying to save them. In most cases it is best to replace the steel with the fiber. The teeth that engage the steel plates to the inter hub get flat spots on them and they can warp. If you find that they are straight and the teeth are in good condition the have them glass beaded. The best steel plates are the stock ones, that’s what we use. ChuckThomas R1 said:well i have new barnett fiber plates but i dont have cash for new steel plates. so i think if i run sandpaper over the steel plates they will grip better. i just dont know what grit to use. i also would like to add another spring plate is this posible?
I've never been good at "lightly" using a wire wheel....martinc said:I"m using a wire wheel and I too buff the plates radially;
When lightly used,the wire wheel is a perfect way to "clean" the plates.
i"d recommend a new set of plates every other set of fibers.
thanks for the tips! they are looking very nice now.R1Budha said:Don't use sandpaper, go get some steel wool. It works better anyway.
And you should "sand" them radially for best effect.
I usually use med fine steel wool, but anything other than a harsh pad will do. You could even use the ScotchBrite pads for this, but i would get the brown not the green ones.
Hope that helps ya!