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    Stuck Edo compartment covers

    Couple of stuck screws on the covers. Any suggestions
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    P B Blaster, then wait for ten minutes or so. that stuff can almost seep through glass just be patient and tighten loosen a little at a time then never seize when you get them off. Are the floats on John?

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    Once you get them loose, John, try to remove them and lube each fall or spring. I know you are very busy, but that is a very corrosive environment, and it will save you a lot of grief. Hope you are doing will, Reid
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    I use stainless steel screws with a drop of anti-seize. Never had a problem. Gary

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    Had same problem on one of mine. PB blaster and patience, took about 1/2 hour to get it out. I Had to put vice grip on big screwdriver and run screw in and out of the nut, I could only gain about 1/2-1/4 turn each go around. Soak it a few times and lit it sit overnight might help.
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    Once free this works the best at keeping things free. You can thin it with turpitine or heat. Aerodrome used this on the hundreds of turnbuckles they have.

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    ACF-50 is also a good/great penetrant and will stop the corrosion for awhile. I've become a frequent user of the stuff on firearms; especially those are exposed to the weather. No rust in the mechanism and hidden areas that can't easily be cleaned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by supercrow View Post
    Once you get them loose, John, try to remove them and lube each fall or spring. I know you are very busy, but that is a very corrosive environment, and it will save you a lot of grief. Hope you are doing will, Reid
    Yes should have done this before. I have a few that will not move from closed tight. Used some Boeing-Lube but no go. I will get some PB blaster and give it a go. I need to get one of the long Zeus screwdrivers with a broad blade to help I think.
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    A 1/4" drive speed handle, a really good bit and some valve grinding compound on the screwdriver tip. Push real hard while tightening and loosening just a bit and bam, hopefully they will break loose. These work very well if the head strips out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Pierce View Post
    A 1/4" drive speed handle, a really good bit and some valve grinding compound on the screwdriver tip. Push real hard while tightening and loosening just a bit and bam, hopefully they will break loose. These work very well if the head strips out.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NGTLM40...a-318198613386
    Yes it is a broad flat blade screw head.
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    I can drop this in the mail.




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    John if you have the old style hand impact tool there should be some bigger blades in your kit. I changed the ones on my old 1400 ( same style cover ) to SS Phillips.

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