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That's good to know. I did order one of Pat Leaver's delrin replacement plates, so I'll try that first. In the past I've cut thrust plates from a peek rod for my other turntable, but that required a good bit of polishing.
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The blu-tac removal method works well enough provided the bearing well is dry ie all oil is removed. There is a risk that the blu-tac will come off the pencil in the well while you are trying to remove the plate requiring a further go.
As mentioned by derspankster, over time the delrin becomes slightly pitted causing increased spindle drag. Flipping the plate over works well provided that side of the plate is not pitted.
A good test is to take the belt off and spin the outer platter fairly aggressively. Spin down time to stop should be 4 minutes or more. If less than 90 seconds then changing the plate will be beneficial.