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#1 An unnamed cell

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Posted 06 January 2016 - 09:01 PM

I have a bunch of mavericks that I don't know what to do with, so I decided I wanted to make a variant of a NiteMav. I'm planning on putting in a replacement plunger tube that will only fit if areas inside the shell are removed. To do this, I tried sanding them off with a rough grit sanding bit on my dremel. Unfortunately, I can't get into some areas and have discovered that continuing using the sanding bit is inefficient and sloppy. SO. Does anyone know of any other tool or method I could use to do this?

Any help is appreciated.  :)


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#2 Agles

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Posted 06 January 2016 - 10:43 PM

from the sounds of things you need to cut. 

so get yourself some dremel cutting bits. set looks like this 

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this work great, just remember to take it slow. once its cut, you cant put it back. 

 

also, dont heat the plastic up. if so it will melt onto the bit causing it to not cut.


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#3 The2ndBluesBro

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Posted 06 January 2016 - 10:50 PM

Use cutting pliers, and twist out larger pieces with regular pliers. Easiest way, although this usually removes the entire shell wall or whatever you're trying to remove, a sanding bit is superior for removing small amounts of plastic. 


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Posted 07 January 2016 - 02:48 AM

Personally, I would use a cheap soldering iron. Just take it slow and melt from the top and work your way down.
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Posted 07 January 2016 - 06:50 AM

or a dremel cutting wheel


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Posted 07 January 2016 - 12:49 PM

Dremel cutting wheel and then the cutting tools mentioned above, the plier method plus sanding drum also works.

Me personally I would use the dremel wheel on the sides then the thinnest dremel cutter you can find, all of that after marking exactly how much needs to be removed to make the component fit.
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Posted 07 January 2016 - 02:54 PM

An xacto knife is my best friend. I would get a set with different blades, so that you can change them to fit your task. The knives allow for very precise shell work that also looks clean. A soldering iron with a knife blade is also a good thing to have.


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Posted 07 January 2016 - 03:53 PM

An xacto knife is my best friend. I would get a set with different blades, so that you can change them to fit your task. The knives allow for very precise shell work that also looks clean. A soldering iron with a knife blade is also a good thing to have.


As well as this, I would recommend a regular knife as well. A thicker blade allows for more power, control and less chance of breakage from slight prying.
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Posted 07 January 2016 - 06:43 PM

As well as this, I would recommend a regular knife as well. A thicker blade allows for more power, control and less chance of breakage from slight prying.

Ya. I just use xacto because they're cheap. Also regular knives are kinda scary.   :lol:


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Posted 08 January 2016 - 01:48 AM

pliers to twist and rip out all the big parts, the xacto and sanding bits to get it smooth as you need it

 

that being said try all these and you'll find what you like best

 

good luck, its not fun


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