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#3924137 CX80 Trakball Rust

Posted by OldMCWeb on Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:09 PM

a pure wax until smooth and shiny

What kind of wax do you use? For car purpose?

#3924122 CX80 Trakball Rust

Posted by OldMCWeb on Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:53 PM

(didn't I mention that?)

Yes you did but i was relly impressed by the comparison image from Level42 above.
Thanks for the good quality images. I wich to have both models in comparison.

There are lots of replacement shafts for reasonable prices but i have to find out if they fit or take the cnc way ;)

#3923810 CX80 Trakball Rust

Posted by OldMCWeb on Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:03 AM

Uhhhhhhhhhhh......sounds like you haven't dealt with US stuff much....

Thats true, but the internet will help.
And finaly a good reason to take out my slide calpier in US sizes i inherited from my grandfathers toolbox. ;)

#3923011 CX80 Trakball Rust

Posted by OldMCWeb on Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:22 AM

Yes, propably the Trakball wasn't designed to live 30+ years ;)
I cleaned the stucked bearing with some isopropanol alcohol then i put some wd40 on it to get it moving again and the add some finemechanical oil.
I also put some wd40 on the rusty parts on the shafts to clean them but that was't the best idear. Even after removing the rest of the wd40 with som elektronic component cleaner the cueball has a bit of a wd40 smell. I have to clean it again.
I also thought on put some shrinking tube on the shaft but i think it would have a bad effekt on the movement.
CNC will be a great option, i work for a company with a modern CNC machine. I will ask the operator if he could help me out in his freetime.
Probably the bearings are standart parts, i will ask a mechanikal engineer if he has a clou.

Today i played missile command on my vcs to test the joystick mode. Its real fun!

I recorded my progress as a video maybe i put it on YouTube help other cx80 owners.
Thanks for your posts, i will post my results if i could get some replacement.