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Offline davidfish1212

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Re: Caithness lamp base, any suggestions on how to remove fitting, help please
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2011, 04:50:51 PM »
Hi guys, thanks for all the ideas and input into my little problem, Ross I got your reply just too late........BUT, the warm water worked and touch wood everything seems to be fine with the base. I think I'll try the solvents to get the glue residue off the glass, most of it I was able to pick off but I want to get it totally clean before I fire more glue on it to put my new fitting in. ( although, as a vase now I really quite like it )

Thanks again, David


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Re: Caithness lamp base, any suggestions on how to remove fitting, help please
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2011, 05:45:17 PM »
Instead of using glue you could try clear silicone sealant - it sticks to almost anything, fills gaps and can be removed (it does not discolour). Use it sparingly if you do though. It worked well on one of my lamps.

John


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Re: Caithness lamp base, any suggestions on how to remove fitting, help please
« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2011, 06:56:17 PM »
 :hi: David if all else fails try a hammer .  :srn:   at arms length . :X:


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Re: Caithness lamp base, any suggestions on how to remove fitting, help please
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2011, 12:21:23 PM »
Hi Guys,
 John, sealent is a good shout, I hadn't thought of that, but, the more I look at the base, the more i'm thinking of leaving it ' as is ' :thup:
Johnphillip, you don't work in my local garage do you?  it sounds as if you could be the same mechanic thats just finished ' fixing ' my car into bits :ho:

cheers again, D


 

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