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Old 02-15-2008, 12:39 PM
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I've got a primos power crystal and i won't to know how much you need to sand the surface? Do you need to sand the entire surface and how often do you need to sand it? thanks
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Old 02-15-2008, 01:08 PM
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Just sand a small area that you need to call on maybe the size of a 1/2 dollar dont sand the entire surface due to fact it will take away alot of the sound the crystal will produce...

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Old 02-15-2008, 01:19 PM
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I agree with MrGobbler. The one thing i will add is you want to sand the heck out of that spot. Put some deep sanding to the crystal.
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Old 02-15-2008, 01:35 PM
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Hmmmmm, nobody ever told me that. I sanded the whole thing... Sounds good to me, and it must have sounded good to the birds I've called in on it the last few years
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Old 02-15-2008, 02:02 PM
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Yeah, I pretty much sand the whole surface too. I use just about every part of the surface to get different sounds. I'm not going to stop doing iteither.[:-]
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Old 02-15-2008, 02:14 PM
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You can sand part of it or you can sand it all, the best advice you got was to sand deep.

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Old 02-15-2008, 02:40 PM
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ORIGINAL: MrGobbler43

Just sand a small area that you need to call on maybe the size of a 1/2 dollar dont sand the entire surface due to fact it will take away alot of the sound the crystal will produce...

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MrGobbler...is this advice you gave only with a crystal calling surface? Do you do the same with other surfaces such as slate, aluminum, etc...?? I have always sanded in one direction over the whole call. I start with pad down on the nine 'oclock position and go all the way towards the 3 'oclock position and then pick up the pad and repeat.
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Old 02-15-2008, 02:44 PM
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i sand mine today in an counter clock wise oval, and its sounds great
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Just sand a small area that you need to call on maybe the size of a 1/2 dollar dont sand the entire surface due to fact it will take away alot of the sound the crystal will produce...

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MrGobbler...is this advice you gave only with a crystal calling surface? Do you do the same with other surfaces such as slate, aluminum, etc...?? I have always sanded in one direction over the whole call. I start with pad down on the nine 'oclock position and go all the way towards the 3 'oclock position and then pick up the pad and repeat.
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Old 02-15-2008, 03:28 PM
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I sand the top third to top half and deep!!!
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Old 02-15-2008, 08:43 PM
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I pretty much condition my calls the way r33h described. One direction only, then I strike across the direction I sanded. I've been using the Primos Slick Stick the last couple of seasons, its pretty convenient.
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