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 Post subject: How (or would) you take this apart to paint?
PostPosted: Mar Wed 20, 2019 11:04 pm 
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I really want to paint this.
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Would you grind away enough metal to free the shaft and then epoxy or JB weld the shaft back after the paint or??
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 Post subject: Re: How (or would) you take this apart to paint?
PostPosted: Mar Thu 21, 2019 9:53 am 
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I've used a couple of approaches: cold chisel and hammer to knock the pinched-over metal back so that the steel pivot rod can be pried out; or a Dremel moto-tool with a carbide tile-cutting bit to grind off the pinched-over metal. The Dremel tool approach is a bit faster.

The steel pivot rod seems to be mild steel so is easily bent. Use care in prying it out of its end sockets. If you accidentally bend it, after you get it out you can straighten it by tapping it with a hammer while turning it on a flat steel surface like an anvil or vise.

Reassembly is with a dab of J-B Weld epoxy on each end of the pivot rod.


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 Post subject: Re: How (or would) you take this apart to paint?
PostPosted: Mar Thu 21, 2019 1:23 pm 
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The Dremel approach was what I had in mind, just wanted to be sure there weren’t any hidden traps somewhere.
Thanks for the reply.


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 Post subject: Re: How (or would) you take this apart to paint?
PostPosted: Mar Fri 22, 2019 12:41 pm 
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You can carefully pop the tabs off the hinge, I have done it many times but be carful. sometimes those tabs are very brittle and will break. Just get behind one at a time and pry it off with a pick tool or tiny flat tip screwdriver. Keep track of which ones go where. They are snapped in place to the hinge pin and can be popped off.


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 Post subject: Re: How (or would) you take this apart to paint?
PostPosted: Mar Sat 23, 2019 3:21 am 
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I have used the method you proposed of grinding off the crimp, removing the pin, and then epoxying the pin back in after other work was completed.
It worked out very well and there were no issues.

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 Post subject: Re: How (or would) you take this apart to paint?
PostPosted: Mar Sat 23, 2019 5:22 am 
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Thanks for the replies.


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