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old english Bronze winches lost grip

Hey, my 26 's have lost a lot of their grab, any fix other than mortgaging my house for new ones?

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Re: old english Bronze winches lost grip

Get the drums sandblasted to restore grip --fairly cheap and highly effective.
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Re: old english Bronze winches lost grip

I am thinking of trying this on my old Merriman winches whose drums are nearly smooth.

Tape off all but center of winch drums and spray with Petit Barnacle Buster Zinc spray, just enough to add some texture.

I haven't tried this so I can't tell you how well it might work, if at all.
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Re: old english Bronze winches lost grip

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS; Just take them to you local machine shop and ask them to knarl them for you ( it's done in a lathe useing a knarling tool will not take to long but the set up takes time) this puts those little dimonds back that have worn off it will give megga grip and hold yoiur rope hope this helps (I would not get them sand blasted) as this may distray the finished look. AS ALWAYS GO SAFE
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