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#1 koepfsm

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:25 PM

So I'm working on disassembly of these two guns and hit two problems. One is on the mini were the bolt goes is the back of the gun , there is what looks like a steel pin that lines the bolt guide up with the body. Any methods on how to get this out? Second goes for both guns , how do you get the steel studs out of the detent covers? Any help or thoughts on this would be great.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:13 PM

I would say just grab them with pliers and carefully pull them out, although I'm not sure if it's necessary.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:38 PM

would they be pressed in there or threaded in there? And I know if you leave exposed steel in the aluminum when you electrically charge the acid it will just melt the steel out.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 03:51 PM

would they be pressed in there or threaded in there? And I know if you leave exposed steel in the aluminum when you electrically charge the acid it will just melt the steel out.


Correct. Happens with surprise helicoils a lot.

Doesn't usually result in pitting, but compromising your bath is bad.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:04 PM

Ya I Just recently anodize a axe and missed the steel that was in the detent covers. The steel was completely gone (melted) and it didnt hurt the aluminum or burn it, but what I did notice when I went to dye it is it took the color alot faster than all the other pieces. I just need to find a way around this ... how to get the steel out or covering it up.




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