I start off by putting a tiny bit of Rodico across the hinge side of the shockspring – as shown in this photo.
Now I open the two arms of the shockspring with an oiler that I have cut off and rounded at the tip so it doesn’t scratch.
Now I fold open the shockspring against the resistance of the Rodico. This pushes the hinge of the spring into its seat, and prevents it from flying off.
Now I remove the jewels.
The last step is to fold back the shockspring, engage the arms again, and remove the Rodico. We’re home safe, and I don’t have a shockspring stuck on the tip of my nose 😉