Recommendation for removing a stubborn lens?

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Recommendation for removing a stubborn lens?

Post  p01ntm4n77 on Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:44 pm

Any tips before I break finger/thumbnails, lens, helmet?! affraid
Thanks in advance bow
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Re: Recommendation for removing a stubborn lens?

Post  patrick40 on Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:52 pm

Some squadt's have glued in lenses ( almost all older ones )
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Re: Recommendation for removing a stubborn lens?

Post  p01ntm4n77 on Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:58 pm

patrick40 wrote:Some squadt's have glued in lenses ( almost all older ones )
Thanks for the prompt response Patrick. I have one lens out and the other I can't get behind so prying is proving difficult. There doesn't seem to be any glue residue on the removed lens/socket so perhaps this fella is newer than the older glued in models. BTW, it's GID Halloween Chipp... I don't care much for the fluro-yellow lenses with the underside-painted black.
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Re: Recommendation for removing a stubborn lens?

Post  CankleBreaker on Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:05 pm

Heat up the helmet with a blow dryer and gently bend the sides of the helmet where the lenses are and push from inside the helmet till it pops out. I've removed skelsuit Chipps lenses with a little effort and no damage.
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Re: Recommendation for removing a stubborn lens?

Post  lukky on Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:10 pm

I use 3m double sided tape tabs and they seem to work every time, even with the older glued lenses
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Re: Recommendation for removing a stubborn lens?

Post  p01ntm4n77 on Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:10 pm

CankleBreaker wrote:Heat up the helmet with a blow dryer and gently bend the sides of the helmet where the lenses are and push from inside the helmet till it pops out. I've removed skelsuit Chipps lenses with a little effort and no damage.
Thanks Charlie, I will break out the hair dryer when I find out where it lives Razz
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Re: Recommendation for removing a stubborn lens?

Post  p01ntm4n77 on Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:12 pm

lukky wrote:I use 3m double sided tape tabs and they seem to work every time, even with the older glued lenses
Good call... I think I have some of those somewhere Surprised
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Re: Recommendation for removing a stubborn lens?

Post  Admin on Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:53 pm

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Re: Recommendation for removing a stubborn lens?

Post  p01ntm4n77 on Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:17 pm

Admin wrote:
Thanks for the tip Ferg Very Happy However, I might be the only guy on CAD who doesn't own a nerf gun Razz
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Re: Recommendation for removing a stubborn lens?

Post  Admin on Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:21 pm

p01ntm4n77 wrote:
Admin wrote:
Thanks for the tip Ferg Very Happy However, I might be the only guy on CAD who doesn't own a nerf gun Razz

I can't take credit for this method..someone here came up with it..sorry, can't remember who.. but it works like a charm.
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Re: Recommendation for removing a stubborn lens?

Post  itsa_mia on Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:32 pm

yes those work awesome for sure What a Face

but if its in there as tuff as you say (glued) definitely use some heat

keep that hair dryer close by for neck joints if youre removing the head too
ive been lazy once and i guess it was kinda cold, oh snap affraid
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Re: Recommendation for removing a stubborn lens?

Post  Reks36 on Tue Sep 22, 2015 3:15 am

I got one and it kicks ass Laughing
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Re: Recommendation for removing a stubborn lens?

Post  BigNasty on Tue Sep 22, 2015 3:30 am

Reks36 wrote:I got one and it kicks ass Laughing
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