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Stuck Locking Rings. Argh!

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  1. bce22

    bce22 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    So it seems that on a number of my mods the locking ring is stuck in the open position. This is absolutely a pain as I can't lock my bottom button devices. Even though they were obviously hand tightened I can't seem to hand loosen them at all.

    How do you guys loosen up your stuck locking rings without damaging the mod? Is there anything you do to stop them from getting "locked up" in the first place?

    Thanks!
     
  2. BaDaBooM

    BaDaBooM Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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  3. bce22

    bce22 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    1. I have one of these. I didn't even think about it. duh!

    2. Okay, I have a heat gun that I can set the temp. I will try that too.

    3. Like white lithium grease? I have a tube of this around too.

    4. Actually SS for two and my brass nemesis sticks a little but it isn't the bad one for sure. My caravela and chi you are the problems.
     
  4. BaDaBooM

    BaDaBooM Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I use a a non toxic lithium grease, used that other stuff before that is popular with mec's can't remember name but I could taste it using the kayfun. The grease works a little too good on my caravela SS/brass switch.

    With the jar rubber I just cut it to smaller strips and it works great.
     
  5. bce22

    bce22 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Are you referring to NoOxId / NoAlOx?

    That's a great idea to cut up the jar opener into smaller strips.

    Thanks again.
     
  6. BaDaBooM

    BaDaBooM Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Yeah exactly have some in the garage.

    no problem happy to help :)
     
  7. Ellzey

    Ellzey Full Member Verified Member

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    My SS/SS king does this crap i hate it!
     
  8. bce22

    bce22 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    It is absolutely beyond annoying. This was the main cause of my aqua tank disaster yesterday. My caravela clone' locking ring is frozen and it fired after I had left it up right on my counter. After 3 minutes when I came back to it the juice boiled out the air holes and the insulator was melted. Can't let this happen again.
     
  9. Ryedan

    Ryedan ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I have a Nemesis clone. The locking ring is very thin metal. If I squeeze it too hard between thumb and finger it bends out of round a bit and locks the threads. It's kinda counter intuitive; try a gentle grip on it when it's stuck, just enough to allow you to turn it. I find doing it this way I can't get it stuck. As always, YMMV ;)
     
  10. bce22

    bce22 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Your advice works perfectly for the nemesis for sure. Thanks!
     
  11. BaDaBooM

    BaDaBooM Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    The real neme has the same problem grimmgreen talked about in his neme review.
     
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