- Aug 10, 2010
Hello, still being new to the world of clocks, at what point do you decide to replace a bush, Excuse my ignorance, But is it when there is play in the pivot. or something else.
Heritage-Clocks;499904 said:After cleaning do this again, you will see that the wear maybe greater after the dirt is removed.
Dave B;500133 said:Which is why I always completely clean a movement and polish all the pivots before deciding which bushings to replace. You would be surprised how often just cleaning up worn pivots will reduce their diameter to the point that a bushing which looked good suddenly has too much slop.
shutterbug;500919 said:My method is to mark the bushings that need replacing on a separate sheet of paper before doing anything. After a good clean, I inspect the pivots and wheels and make any needed repairs. If any pivots required a large amount of material removed, I note that - and if the corresponding bushing is not slated for replacement check it for proper fit. Then put in the new bushings and put it back together. Works well for me. Don't like to do things twice.