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Front bead problem

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by esoxhunter, Jan 9, 2008.

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  1. esoxhunter

    esoxhunter Well-Known Member

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    Anyone out there know of a "quick fix" for a front bead? The bead turns past the point where it should line up with the rib. (You can't give it another turn to allow it to line up) Do I place some loctite on the threads once it is in proper alignment? Thanks. Ed
     
  2. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    you remove material from the bottom of the base to allow it to rotate past until it's correct....or try the locktite, just don't turn it all the way till it's dry...

    Jim
     
  3. zzt

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    I drop a small piece of something non-compressible into the hole, then screw the bead back in tight. When I have it right, I remove the bead and put a drop of the REMOVABLE Loctite (green stuff) on the threads and reinsert and seat. I've never had a problem after.
     
  4. code5coupe

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    Put a little SuperGlue on the threads, turn it in until it's where you want it...and one minute later you are good to go.
     
  5. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    brownells makes a special tool that'll shave away the bottom of the bead little by little, its kinda like an endmill with the center drilled out for the bead shaft. Another easy solution is to just use a hiviz comp-sight, if even with the white light pipe.
     
  6. Easystreet

    Easystreet Well-Known Member

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    I like ZZT's idea. Just drop something small in the bottom of the hole and screw the bead in tight. You may need to make an adjustment to the size of the hole filler until you get it just right.
     
  7. Dr.Longshot

    Dr.Longshot Banned Banned

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    Blue Loctite is the better to use, put a dab on the threads and the hole get the bead centered and let it set up.


    Gary Bryant
    Dr.longshot
     
  8. kelly andersen

    kelly andersen TS Member

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    I used the super glue also, has been working for a few years now.
     
  9. Earl4140

    Earl4140 TS Member

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    I used and recommend the low strength Locktite. Does everyone know what Locktite does? Earl4140
     
  10. lou99

    lou99 TS Member

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    Get some fingernail polish put on bead let it dry for 24hours works as good a locktite but cheaper.
     
  11. rennerize

    rennerize Active Member

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    skeet_man has it right.
    Don
     
  12. bulgie

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    cant believe someone did not recommend one or more shot for the threads to tighted on.Fred
     
  13. zzt

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    I tried that first Fred. Something noncompressible works better.
     
  14. Ifitfliesitdies

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    Blue loctite.... but Don't look at the bead, look at the target!
     
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