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  1. paff

    paff Oakley Beginner

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    Friend of mine has a pair of Juliets. The problem is with removing screw in the orbital. The head of the screw is completely worn out, so there is no way to unscrew the orbital and remove the lens.
    Need Your help and opinion on how to remove this screw. Anyone had similar problem?
    Below are the photos.

    Worn Out Orbital Screw - Help - PICT17321_zps1e28d7bc.jpg

    Worn Out Orbital Screw - Help - PICT1727_zps77c0ef38.jpg
     
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  2. CarGuy

    CarGuy Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Anyone? Or everyone?
    Plenty of threads here that detail screw removal. The most successful (both first-hand and anecdotally) is to drill out the head (carefully) so that you can pop the orbital tab over the remains of the head.
    Then soak the threads in a penetrating lubricant like a WD-40 or PB Blaster for a period (a day, a half a day) then insert a pair of needle nose pliers into the spread of the orbital and remove the screw.
    Basically searching can capture many of these threads already extant here:
    T6 Screws | Page 8 | Oakley Forum
    Striped Head on Juliet Screw | Page 3 | Oakley Forum
    Hit a bit of a snag when changing lenses on my penny | Oakley Forum
    Hope you've been well my friend!
     
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  3. washi me sensie

    washi me sensie The Oakley R┼Źnin

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    awwww..... i think carguy just basically posted every thread that can be helpful... all i can say is.... its one of the worst worn out screws i have ever seen! but dont loss hope bro...
     
  4. rmontez

    rmontez Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    has anyone tried those reverse threaded strip out bits? They come several in a set but I don't know if the come that small or not? Sorry if that is in one of those links above I didn't go through them.
     
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    rmontez Oakley Expert Premium Member

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  6. CarGuy

    CarGuy Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    I did try an "easy out" twice. I don't know about the cell phone solution above.
    I know for me what did work was that if you choose the correct diameter drill (or use one spec'd in those threads) and use caution you can easily drill out the T-6 head and not damage the orbital.
    I did see a trick to insert the drill bit into a straw (to protect the orbital) in a thread and I might try that next time.
     
  7. OakleyGuru379

    OakleyGuru379 What is that thing?!

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    I use a tapping bit.
     
  8. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    The smallest one in this kit will work on orbitals. At that size it's too small to be a speedlock bit; you need a normal drill chuck:
    Alden 4507P Micro Grabit Broken Bolt Extractor 4 Piece Kit - Amazon.com
     
  9. paff

    paff Oakley Beginner

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    Thank You man, I must have missed some threads while searching forum.
     
  10. THE X-MAN

    THE X-MAN Forum Sponsor Gold Forum Sponsor Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Drill off the head