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Offline davidfish1212

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Hi All,

I bought this lamp base at the boot sale on Sunday, a very reasonable 50p. I think its a Caithness lamp base from the 90's ( if I have this wrong please let me know! ) The fitting is broken and has been very messily fitted into the neck, does anyone have a tried and tested way to remove the fitting without damaging the glass.

Thanks in advance,

David


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Re: Caithness lamp base, any suggestions on how to remove fitting, help please
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2011, 08:19:35 PM »
Has it been glued in?

John


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Re: Caithness lamp base, any suggestions on how to remove fitting, help please
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2011, 08:35:22 PM »
Hi John, yeah it looks like an old thick type of glue, cheers, D


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Re: Caithness lamp base, any suggestions on how to remove fitting, help please
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2011, 08:46:10 PM »

 Hi David,

                That old type glue usually soften in fairly Warmish water I've found, not TOO hot mind!! Be Brave, Give it a go, I would!!!

                                 Warmest Wishes,


                                    John
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Re: Caithness lamp base, any suggestions on how to remove fitting, help please
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2011, 08:53:05 PM »
If warm water does not help try the usual list of solvents and nasty chemicals: nail varnish remover, paint stripper etc.

John

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Re: Caithness lamp base, any suggestions on how to remove fitting, help please
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2011, 10:09:19 PM »
John, thanks for your help, I wasn't sure about solvents, I'm going to give the warm water a go tonight and see what happens. I'm going to be brave!
Cheers again, D

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Re: Caithness lamp base, any suggestions on how to remove fitting, help please
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2011, 07:10:28 AM »
I would suggest Eucalyptus Oil - it seems to act on many glues - especially older types.

Ross
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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2011, 07:24:42 AM »
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Great tip Ross!   :thup:

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Re: Caithness lamp base, any suggestions on how to remove fitting, help please
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2011, 07:59:04 AM »
David I would not use warm water - have seen the results of too big a temperature difference too often.  If there is the tiniest flaw in the glass you are likely to get a crack.  I would try various solvents first.

Ross
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Re: Caithness lamp base, any suggestions on how to remove fitting, help please
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2011, 08:47:21 AM »
If the glass is thin there then there is very little risk of a temperature change causing a problem. The risk increases as the glass thickens.

John

 

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