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02-10-2012, 12:22 PM   #1
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Soft, bunged up tiny screw on lens

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I'm wanting to relube my 3M-5CA 500mm mirror lens, and one of the 3 screws around the focusing ring that holds the front objective on has a bunged-up head & it's in there much tighter than it needs to be. I've tried cutting out the slot in the head a little deeper with an x-acto blade but the screw is so soft any attempt to get it out with a screwdriver just mangles the slot again.

What can I do to get this stupid thing out? The other two screws work fine.

Cheers,
Bobbo :-)

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I really didn't expect that to work on such a microscopically tiny screw... But it did! Thanks!
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Great idea, wish I had thought of that a few times!

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WOW...learn something new everyday. Interesting link....thanks Boriscleto.
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