Customs: Screwed (pun intended)

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  1. JD

    JD Well-Known Member

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    Okay, so I've been modifying my ALT Prime a bit and need to pull apart his legs in order to make them look longer. Problem is that I'm unable to seperate his right leg because the middle screw hasn't got any grip on it anymore (after several hours of trying). Is there anyway I can remove this screw?
     
  2. goldent

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    That's a tough one. You might wanna try a pair of twizzers or skinny pliers to try to unscrew it. Otherwise you might have to slightly sand around the screw to enough to get a better gripp on the screw to unscrew it (Too many "screws in that sentance). Hope this helps.
     
  3. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    If you mean that you rounded it off, then I'm not sure what to tell you. If it's deep down in a tiny hole, it'll be hard to grab with anything. You may have to drill it out with a tiny drill bit and then replace it with a new screw.
     
  4. TwoKingMick

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    I've had a lot of experience with this. Here's my advice, for what it's worth.

    First step, soak the offending part in very hot, but not boiling, water for about 1 minute.

    Make sure you have the right sized screwdriver, even if the thread on the screws is missing.

    Now, while the plastic is still warm, press down as hard as you can in the screw with the screw driver, and turn it in the wrong direction (clockwise). As soon as you feel any release from the screw start turning it the right way to loosen it.But keep the downward pressure on. It should come out without too much hassel.

    When you're reassembling him, use a new screw!

    And good luck.
     
  5. Greyryder

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    Easy outs work wonders. You should be able to get a set at your local hardware store/home improvement center. You'll still have to replace that screw, though.
     
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    I've found that a flat-head glasses screwdriver strangely seems to grip worn screws easily.
     
  7. JD

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    Thanks for the info, guys. I was thinking of drilling it, but decided to come here first. I might try the flathead glasses screwdriver for a bit before doing it though.
     

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