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#1 tom lombard

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 11:00 AM

I'm wanting to declick some Nikon Series E lenses for use on my Bolex EL and the process looks pretty straight forward.  All except removing those 3 screws at the back to get to what I need to get to. What's the best way to get them loose?  I suspect there was some glue used during assembly but would a drop of something loosen them (and risk getting some where I don't want it) or would I be better off using a soldering iron to apply heat directly to the screw (and risk some damage to plastic parts)?  Any other tips?  Thanks, Tom


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#2 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 01:22 PM

Try a small drop of acetone on each screw. That may help to dissolve whatever is holding the screws in. It shouldn't harm any metal or glass.


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