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    Lightbulb Don`t scratch anything with the metal housing on nano!

    So, I was looking at my nano and thought to myself... wow this metal housing is just asking for trouble.

    So as some of you may have read on the review page, I did mention that I felt like the short neck might be the way to go since it`s overall form factor is smaller and due to shorter "driveshaft" there is potentially a very slightly, marginally higher power output.

    After further consideration, during time of purchase decision, I`ve decided on the long neck to get in between spoilers , deep vents on the front bumper (which I have not really encountered yet...) and just overall for a bit extra reach. I`ve also decided to not use this tool for interior cleaning... which if it was.. I`d consider the short neck to cram into those little spaces. Anyway, so I have this tool in my hand, and speculated how I would handle this tool in the imaginary situation of shoving it into a space between the spoiler or vent... well... the chances of it accidentally bumping into something is something to be considered... I went to look around to see if there is a silicone "cover" for this tool and well, of course not. I thought about plastic dipping it, but that is one hell of a messy job... and I am not sure if I am up for that... I recently acquired some thin felt tape for reducing squeaks and rattles in my car, as well as using it for furniture foot padding... and I ended up doing this:



    I don`t have a solid solution on how to handle the U around the lock yet, but as of right now I feel this is substantially safer to work in tight spaces, well I am aware that felt can mar the paint but that`s way better than gouging it with the housing... maybe I will cut out a U from the felt and over lay it since i`ve layered the area around the U to meet with the head. Just showing this in case someone was thinking of a solution for this... and maybe if someone has a better solution they can show it as well?

    I put some tape around the neck for texture, I feel it would give a better grip... maybe not. I will see when I use it next weekend...

    Side note... does anyone else find the push to lock button at the back sort of requires some fiddling around with to engage? almost like there is only one lock position for the spindle.
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    Re: Don`t scratch anything with the metal housing on nano!

    Great thought process and innovation, Raymoche !
    It certainly should be a concern for anyone using a machine close to delicate parts on automobiles..
    Great job !!

    Since I use Rotary Power with a metal spacer between the machine and the backing plate, I have a smaller "footprint" to worry about and there have been times when I took some thick black vinyl tape made for plumbing and taped up the spacer -just in case- I got too close..
    And of course Rotary Power wants to go to the right all the time, but that is the only thing I have to worry about..

    So glad my Makita can go all the way down to 600rpm and still have direct drive that will not affect the speed even with lots of pressure down on the backing plate and pad..

    Thanks for the tip -
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    Re: Don`t scratch anything with the metal housing on nano!

    Another option would be grip tape for a tennis racket from a sporting goods store. Padded, resistant to oils and moisture, and improves the grip.
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    Re: Don`t scratch anything with the metal housing on nano!

    Quote Originally Posted by `PRND[S
    ;2076958`]Another option would be grip tape for a tennis racket from a sporting goods store. Padded, resistant to oils and moisture, and improves the grip.

    I wonder how aggressive is the adhesive in the tennis grips and do they go edge to edge? I originally tried my bicycle grip tape but the tape wasn`t edge to edge, so I had this weird floppy part at the ends happening. I feel like it won`t be because if the adhesive went all the way to the edge, the grip will end up sticky under heavy usage.

    I can see it being awesome on the neck tho, I will try that soon and report back, I just used gaffers tape since its way thinner at the neck.

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    Re: Don`t scratch anything with the metal housing on nano!

    I can`t speak for all tennis racquet replacemt grip as there are many brands, but normally the adhesive does not go all the way to the edge of the grip to allow for overlap. I think it would be a great idea to use racquet grip replacement grip as a scratch resistant barrier. I`ve got about four different types of grip lying around from my racquet stringing days. You could even go with leather, but the synthetic stuff would hold up better and is softer. I would finish both ends of the grip with electrical tape in order to keep it from unraveling.
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    Re: Don`t scratch anything with the metal housing on nano!

    Great idea! Thanks for sharing
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    Re: Don`t scratch anything with the metal housing on nano!

    Looks like tape from a hockey stick, which is not much different than "friction" tape or bandage tape, being black or white, respectively.
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    Re: Don`t scratch anything with the metal housing on nano!

    Why not just plastidip it?
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    At $21.99 it will remain a secret to me.
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    Re: Don`t scratch anything with the metal housing on nano!

    You can plasticdip it, i just didnt want to mask everything and wait for it to cure while making a huge mess. Although i thought about masking and spraying plastic dip, thay is generally much thinner than having it dipped in the bucket... And again the mess just isnt my thing... Also i feel like the felt tape has a bit more give to it than plasticdip.

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    Re: Don`t scratch anything with the metal housing on nano!

    Plasti-Dip isn`t all that durable. Flex-Shot would be a better choice, but I`d be worried about applying either product neatly and evenly.
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    Re: Don`t scratch anything with the metal housing on nano!

    I used plasti-dipped mine on a weekend I wasn`t doing anything. I tapped it off and would go spray a coat on it about every other hour to build it up. It works. It gave it some added protection plus the rubber texture makes it easier to grip. I thought about making a silicon cover (kinda like what they use for cellphone cases). But it would be more trouble than it`s worth making a mold and all of that. The plasti-dip works for me.

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    Re: Don`t scratch anything with the metal housing on nano!

    I think the "thin felt tape for reducing squeaks and rattles" is an excellent idea!

    Where did you get it?/Where can I get some?

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    Re: Don`t scratch anything with the metal housing on nano!

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ZBH45T4...ords=felt+tape

    still holding up strong, and none of the chairs in my house drags on my wood floor anymore. lol
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    Re: Don`t scratch anything with the metal housing on nano!

    I just ordered some...
    10.79 and $6 bucks shipping...worth every penny for safety.

    Thanks for the info!

    I`m gonna try some of the remainder of the roll on my chairs too!
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    Re: Don`t scratch anything with the metal housing on nano!

    My physic ability is strong today... Problem solved on v2

 

 
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