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HELP! Stuck Metal « on: April 11, 2019, 11:32:57 AM » Author: wattMaster
My bulb mold is having some problems. The top part got stuck in the main tube, and the aluminum oxide seems to have caused the jamming. Is there a good way to get it out? Link to the bulb mold
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Re: HELP! Stuck Metal « Reply #1 on: April 12, 2019, 08:46:34 PM » Author: wattMaster
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Re: HELP! Stuck Metal « Reply #2 on: April 12, 2019, 09:02:26 PM » Author: wide-lite 1000
Have you tried heating the main tube, it might expand enough to increase the clearance and allow removal. I don't know if it will work in this case but I done it a bunch of times with cars, from separating exhaust pipes to removing wheel bearings, a little (or a lot!) of heat goes a long way !
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Re: HELP! Stuck Metal « Reply #3 on: April 13, 2019, 02:34:13 PM » Author: wattMaster
I tried chilling down the inner part with some upside-down compressed air, but it didn't help. I could try spraying the stuck part with a pressure washer or use some pliers to twist it apart. Any other ideas?
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Re: HELP! Stuck Metal « Reply #4 on: April 14, 2019, 08:37:13 AM » Author: wattMaster
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Re: HELP! Stuck Metal « Reply #5 on: April 15, 2019, 08:42:27 AM » Author: wattMaster
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Re: HELP! Stuck Metal « Reply #6 on: April 17, 2019, 07:16:22 PM » Author: wattMaster
Explode! I'll post this until I get an answer.
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Re: HELP! Stuck Metal « Reply #7 on: April 20, 2019, 08:33:33 PM » Author: wattMaster
Breaking news! I figured out how to get the mold apart (by using the hydraulic press as a vice and rotating the assembly with big pliers)
Bad news! I now have to make a rubber mold instead of a steel one, so now I need a good way to do that.
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