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#1 buthegamer

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 02:30 PM

Hey everyone,

So i have a doublestrike and the screws are rusted.Literally the screws have a flat top instead of being a Phillips head. Anyone know what i should do to remove them?


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#2 Meaker VI

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 03:04 PM

Try putting a rubber band on driver. I doubt thatd fit all of them, so a drop of superglue on the driver would be another quick shot. If that fails, youd probably need to use a screw extractor or drill them out.
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#3 buthegamer

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 06:10 PM

ok thanks so much! 


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#4 SatyrWolf

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 02:25 PM

If the screw heads are flat, chances are you'll need to drill them out, Find a bit that's about the size of the screw threads and go slow.

 

How slow? Slooooww. Slow than that, Don't get impatient. Use a drill, not a Dremel-like tool. The drill motor will tell you if you go too fast. It may take u to a half hour to remove one screw. The fact that they're rusted will help. If you go too fast you'll melt the plastic and ruin the post. If it happens once or twice it's not a huge deal but the shell won't be as strong. If you're just opening it once for a repair and don't plan on opening it ever again you can drop some devcon at those points.


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Posted 03 February 2018 - 01:21 AM

There are five pretty good methods for removing rusted/stripped screws.  I'll give them to you from least to most aggressive. 

 

1. As Meaker VI suggests, put a fresh rubber band over the screw head, then press hard and turn with a Phillips head screwdriver.

 

2. Super Glue and Acetone. Put a small drop of superglue on the end of a screwdriver, hold it against the screw head for 20 seconds, then try to unscrew. Clean up with acetone to release the screw from the screwdriver 

 

3. Get a screw remover bit https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NGTLM40. Pop in the right size bit, put your drill in reverse, and slowly work the screw out. Your results may vary.

 

4. If there's enough of the screw head exposed, and if it's physically possible, use the cutting wheel of a Dremel to make a new slot in the screw head, then remove it with a slotted screwdriver. You can additionally use the Super Glue trick to improve your success.

 

5. Drill the head off with a titanium drill bit.  Place it squarely on the head, and drill at slow speed until the head snaps off. A small drop of motor oil will help keep the heat of friction from melting the plastic shell.

 

Good luck and godspeed !


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:18 AM

If the screw heads are flat, chances are you'll need to drill them out, Find a bit that's about the size of the screw threads and go slow.

 

How slow? Slooooww. Slow than that, Don't get impatient. Use a drill, not a Dremel-like tool. The drill motor will tell you if you go too fast. It may take u to a half hour to remove one screw. The fact that they're rusted will help. If you go too fast you'll melt the plastic and ruin the post. If it happens once or twice it's not a huge deal but the shell won't be as strong. If you're just opening it once for a repair and don't plan on opening it ever again you can drop some devcon at those points.

i used a drill and it took me like 5-10 minutes to remove a stripped screw from my raven


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