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pants78

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Can I save these nova wheels
« on: August 18, 2015, 08:12:17 AM »

I have included photos . I'm more concerned with the burn mark in photo three and the texture of the whiter wheel in photo two. Is there any way to fix the texture , it is very bumpy . And is there a way to fix the burn mark?
Or lastly, will either the mark or the burn mark have a negative effect on my cabs ?
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Re: Can I save these nova wheels
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2015, 09:58:09 AM »
Johnson brothers in Southern California resurfaces these wheels for a reasonable price.
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Re: Can I save these nova wheels
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2015, 05:26:56 PM »

 No experience with their service, just providing the info after my curious search for them.

http://www.johnsonbrotherslapidary.com/ReSurfacing_Diamond_Wheels.html#5204


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Re: Can I save these nova wheels
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2015, 08:59:37 AM »
The worn spot on the darker wheel will cause a very slight bumping as the diamond in that area has been completely worn away.  It appears that there is still a lot of life left in other portions of the wheel.

The burn is more of an issue as it breaks the surface of the belt and will cause serious bumping and the possibility of snagging a cab and tearing it out of you hands and throwing it across the room.  I recommend replacing this wheel.

The white wheel just hasn't worn down completely yet.  I just replace all my wheels yesterday and they all look like this or bumpier.  It has no effect on it's cutting ability at all.

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Re: Can I save these nova wheels
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2015, 12:01:36 PM »
Wow. $20 to re-surface an $80 wheel? Thats worth trying them out.

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Re: Can I save these nova wheels
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2015, 03:51:48 PM »
I  have used the refurbished wheels from the California outfit and another outfit who resurfaces the Nova wheels. By the time you pay their fee and  UPS I just cannot make the math work for a wheel which is no where near the quality of a new wheel. I have properly dressed the refurbished wheels and they still were bumpy and very inconsistent in how the diamonds were on the wheel. I am not the only person who has experienced the same.  All comments just my humble opinion.

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Re: Can I save these nova wheels
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2015, 11:26:19 PM »
All but the burnt one look fine to me.  I about never toss them until the belts break loose from the foam or I wear several black spots through to the base below the diamond coats.

Very worn ones 1200, 3000, 8000 and 14000 are my favorites for polishing Jade.

I prefer Eastwind 60, 120 and 320 as they cut at least twice as fast as a NOVA wheel but they wear a lot faster too.....