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Old 11-27-2010, 09:32 PM   #1
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Questions?? Taking off E-clips/rings?

Anyone got any good methods so they won't bend while taking them off??

Anything helps
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Anyone got any good methods so they won't bend while taking them off??

Anything helps
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Use a small flat-head screw driver and pry it off. That is what i normally do.
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But be careful it doesn't spring off and you will lose it. So put your hand behind it or something else.
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What works best for me is I use a pointed X-acto blade. Works good everytime.
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What works best for me is I use a pointed X-acto blade. Works good everytime.
+1 I use the back side of a X-acto blade to carefully push the e-clip out then use the point to retrieve it. (looks like my next video)
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Use a small flat-head screw driver and pry it off. That is what i normally do.
I have one small enough to fit "inside" the E part, say between a shock shaft and the e-clip.
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I use my small side cutters to grab it and pull it off or for larger e-clips I use needle nose pliers, one side on the shaft, the other side on the 'feet' of the e-clip and close the pliers. The clip than is half way off and you can pull it off with you fingers. I have owned Losi cars long enough to have a severe hatred of the e-clip
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I try not to use them to start with and some of my rcs that were using them on hinge pins, I drilled and threaded for grub screws to hold the hinge pins now so they're no longer needed. But I've still got several that use them.

If I don't have spare eclips, I put the whole thing in a big ziploc bag if I can so when it pops off, it doesn't disappear, it stays in the bag. I use a jeweler's flat bladed screwdriver to coax them off. Just get in one of the spaces an pry up slightly.

Don't really care for them either.
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I totally agree w/Duster; I can't stand those e-clips! Check w/ www.STRC.com and see if they have bolts w/nuts for your application.
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What i do when prying them off is to have a little dab of grease on them, it is a bigger chance to find them if they takes off then! They will stick to something on its way, and the floor don't like to eat these clips with grease on -only the ones without grease
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Wow, thanks everyone for all these different methods!
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I like to find the most fluffy shop towel around and wrap it around the clip in question before prying and it usually catches it.
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I use an e-clip removal and insertion tool like this.

http://www.liquidrc.com/index.php?ma...ducts_id=13561
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Old 11-28-2010, 07:03 PM   #15
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I use an e-clip removal and insertion tool like this.

http://www.liquidrc.com/index.php?ma...ducts_id=13561
I have an E-clip tool that looks more like pliers, but i don't know if it takes them off. Haven't used it in about 5 or 6 years
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