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The new lightweights

Postby gull wing » Wed May 08, 2019 2:35 pm

Is anyone bothered by the rough finish at the clip area?
In putting in pocket and taking out, it sounds like saw teeth working on my pants.
Has anyone tried to ease this ?

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Re: The new lightweights

Postby MichaelScott » Wed May 08, 2019 2:39 pm

We must have different “lightweights”. My Chaparral FRN and my Para 3 LW have smooth areas under the clip contact area, so that’s not my experience.
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Re: The new lightweights

Postby ugaarguy » Wed May 08, 2019 3:28 pm

Which of the new lightweights are you having this issue with?

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Re: The new lightweights

Postby gull wing » Wed May 08, 2019 3:30 pm

Chaparral.
Native.
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Re: The new lightweights

Postby gull wing » Wed May 08, 2019 3:31 pm

MichaelScott wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 2:39 pm
We must have different “lightweights”. My Chaparral FRN and my Para 3 LW have smooth areas under the clip contact area, so that’s not my experience.
Of course we have different lightweights.
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Re: The new lightweights

Postby Sharp Guy » Wed May 08, 2019 3:45 pm

No problems with Chap LW. It slides in and out of the pocket of my blue jeans with ease.The Native LW isn't exactly new. So unless they've made a recent change I'm not sure why you'd refer to it as new. I have seen people complain that the clip contacts the handle pretty close to where the texturing is and it causes a problem for them. Not really an issue for me but it is a little harder on the pockets.
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Re: The new lightweights

Postby Wartstein » Wed May 08, 2019 11:35 pm

gull wing wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 3:30 pm
Chaparral.
Native.
No problems whatsoever concerning rough finish at the clip area on my particular Chap LW (also not on my Enduras, Stretches and Delica. Not exactly NEW lightweights though).

Had a Native lw for some time, no problems either...
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Re: The new lightweights

Postby curlyhairedboy » Thu May 09, 2019 4:39 am

Can't say I've noticed any problems on the new lightweights that have wire clips.
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Re: The new lightweights

Postby npad69 » Thu May 09, 2019 6:30 am

No problems on my N5 salt

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Re: The new lightweights

Postby gull wing » Thu May 09, 2019 10:51 am

OK
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Re: The new lightweights

Postby gull wing » Mon May 13, 2019 3:54 pm

I solved my problem.
Sanded the clip side scale down and took off about .010" , so the "Bug" disappears , it's smooth now, in and out of pocket.

How does it look?
The casual observer can't tell it's different. I used wet/dry from 80G thru 400G, then scrubbed with WD40 soaked tooth brush.
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