Reserve Pull Force - testing in Gear and Rigging January 3 Can a r/c pin be "field polished" to remove scratches? (If so, how is this done?) If it can be; *SHOULD it be polished? ….Mfg comment on this polishing question? *Do mfg encourage or approve of polishing a r/c pin in the field - by riggers? Another topic: Question in my mind about this rigger's desire to harden pins with titanium product. Hardening the r/c pin is only half of the friction issue. The grommet is the other surface. Should the grommet be similarly coated with the titanium hardening product? Can it be? (grommet has to be somewhat ductile/bendable to be set) Or, am I just silly asking about hardening the grommet) Next question in my mind about the titanium suggestion. Can our present ripcord pins even be treated with the titanium hardening product? ( melting point issue - alloy issue etc) Or would the industry have to invent a whole new ripcord pin?