I submerged the calipers in White Vinegar to remove some slight surface rust. My intention was to clean them up and then spray some clear lacquer on them to slow down any further rust. Yep you guessed it and forgot, for about a week, to pull them out of the vinegar. The vinegar ate into the spring that keeps tension on the 2 legs rendering the calipers totally useless.
Question; what can I use for new springs? It looks like a short piece of spring steel pipe with a cut to allow the legs to be held in place.

Anyone got any clues?
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