Stuck Sideplate- another option

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OldR
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Stuck Sideplate- another option

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Working with a Bluegrass 33 and the sideplate put up quite a battle. Tried all the options- heat/cold, soaking in various solutions, and even Mr Kroll . Even considered slip-joint pliers, but civility prevailed! Looking around for a circular clamp, I considered a radiator clamp, but what of the knurling. I cut a short piece of PVC and roughed up the inside with a file. The pic says it all- the knurling is safe from the pliers! Good Luck with your restorations.




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Re: Stuck Sideplate- another option

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So, did it come off? I'm not sure on the Bluegrass 33, but some of those screw off clockwise.

OldR
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Re: Stuck Sideplate- another option

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Yep. Came off with pliers gripping clamp. Your right- or is left- some are R/T/L/L and some R/L/L/T.

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Re: Stuck Sideplate- another option

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You might try using one of the round rubber grippers which is used to open jar tops.

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