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  1. atrain

    atrain O-Forums Boss of Bosses

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    I was wondering if there is an easy way to remove Stripped screws in Xmetals. The Screws that came with my 24K XX were prety worn and I am replacing them, however one of them seems a little to stripped to take off. Any ideas??
     
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  2. qtrain23

    qtrain23 3D Printing Protege

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    Which screw is it?
     
  3. atrain

    atrain O-Forums Boss of Bosses

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    Orbital screw
     
  4. qtrain23

    qtrain23 3D Printing Protege

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    Hm. That's the toughest. Can you use a flat blade screwdriver and try to grip any remaining torx teeth?
     
  5. marc2040

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    Try a brand new high quality torx driver.
    If that doesn't work, go and get a bolt remover.
     
  6. atrain

    atrain O-Forums Boss of Bosses

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    Q I can try but im going to wait till the new T6 screws I ordered came in. Marc thanks for the heads up.
     
  7. OakleyCan

    OakleyCan Oakley Collector

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    Try the flat blade and try and get some leverage. Closely inspect it do determine the best position, these screws are soft and now that its already stripped you may only have one chance. Once you secure a spot try and give it a bit of a punch in with a hammer to further secure it. Then attempt to get it out.

    I ended up have to drill it, once I got a hole in it I was able to get a flat head and unscrew it.
     
  8. f5air

    f5air Oakley Beginner

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    yeah a flat scew can help, also a hex one, just try to see which size is the best to fit with a little of effort.
     
  9. OakleyCan

    OakleyCan Oakley Collector

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    You may want to put masking tape around the neighbouring area to prevent scratching it.
     
  10. XmetalFANATIC

    XmetalFANATIC Oakley Beginner

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    hint: penetrating oil [WD-40] ........