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rib removeable advice

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by jp288, Sep 9, 2012.

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  1. jp288

    jp288 TS Member

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    Could someone tell me the best way to remove a keens aluminun rib. It has be stuck on old rib with black loctite. Thanks in advance
     
  2. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    Fishing line used like a saw?
     
  3. kiv-c

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    What BigM-Perazzi said, plus add some heat from a heat gun.
     
  4. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes Well-Known Member

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    I am not familiar with black loctite, perhaps it's the black sealant that Keen supplies with the rib? The fish line works somewhat but wears through quickly, maybe I had old line? :) Try a razor blade or fine knife edge along the length on both sides and then flex the rib back and forth gradually. I found that worked but I was playing with a short rib, about 12", not full length.
     
  5. OLD ONE EYE

    OLD ONE EYE Well-Known Member

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    A Heat gun is a big help and I use a box cutter with the blade angled up to the bottom of the add on rib so as not to mar the original rib. Of course the fishing line is best if that will work the blade is for difficult jobs only go slow take your time I use paint thinner to remove the excess silicone with a shorten bristle tooth brush. Buddy
     
  6. Dickgshot

    Dickgshot Well-Known Member

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    A single edge razor blade is better than a box cutter because the blade is thinner. Once you start the cut, it slices through the silicone very easily and won't damage either rib if you're reasonably careful.
     
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