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Old 14 September 2010, 14:59   #1
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Prop Damage and Repair

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if I have very minor damage (a 1mm burr) to a stainless steel prop - am I ok to file, sand and polish it away or must it be a professional job?
I know I could do it (just the same way as I suspect it would be done by a professional for a high price) and supsect it will cause no probs - but I just wanted to check with the those with more experience in case I would run the risk of changing the precise balance of it and completely wrecking my engine.
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Old 14 September 2010, 16:16   #2
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if I have very minor damage (a 1mm burr) to a stainless steel prop - am I ok to file, sand and polish it away or must it be a professional job?
I know I could do it (just the same way as I suspect it would be done by a professional for a high price) and supsect it will cause no probs - but I just wanted to check with the those with more experience in case I would run the risk of changing the precise balance of it and completely wrecking my engine.
regards
Tom
Use a file to take out the "lump" and then some wet and dry to smooth the edge down. You won't have unbalanced the prop with what you are describing.
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