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Old 03-19-2003, 09:09 AM   #16
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just seen a handy tip, if it's a hex head screw out the allen key in it then melt some solder into the head, when it cools you should be able to unscrew it normally
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Old 03-19-2003, 09:43 AM   #17
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Stripped screw??...ehhhh just throw the whole car away and buy another...LOL!!!! J/K!!!
He didn't say it was a Radio Shack Car!! Even so what a waste.

A better way to fix it:

Take a large Hammer and SMASH the Plastic piece with the Broken Screw to pieces. This will most definately get the screw out. Then throw the rest of the Car away. (You DID want the Screw Right?!?)
BTW, Could you give me your address and what day the trash goes out.

***Seriously****

Try the Tip of some Wire cutters. OR Drill the Head of the screw off to seperate the pieces then use Pliers to unscrew the body of the screw left in the chassis.

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Old 03-19-2003, 11:58 AM   #18
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POPS- he lives in Wisconsin, I'll be there first baby, I'll be there first!!!! LOL
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Old 03-19-2003, 03:09 PM   #19
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Should I try that solder tip? I dont want to permanently "screw" (eheh screw ) up the screw. It is no big problemo, but I want to fix it!!
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You could alternativley try unscrewing the pther screws from the part you are trying to remove and rotate the whole thing .. works gr8 for getting countersunk screws out
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Old 03-19-2003, 10:52 PM   #21
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Old 03-20-2003, 06:35 AM   #22
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Kevanb- once the head is stripped the screw s trashed.... period! Just spend the extra $2 and buy a pack of 6...... I personally would try ca'ing one of the L keys into the head and see if that works.... a lot less hassle than solder and 0 chance of waping the plastic.....
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Old 03-28-2003, 12:30 AM   #23
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lol i faced the prob with my screws on my 414m... almost dumped the whole chasis.....

well i tried everything mentioned below ...... no kidding ....
almost tried welding a piece to the screw and remove it (desperate) ... even almost tried the dremel thingy....... ( but will ruin chasis) even used 10 tonne glue ..... no valid

FINALLY heres what i did ...
i had to remove 6 screws....

i bought drill bits .... which is large fairly large (8 or 10 mm i think)
....compared to the screw head which is 3 mm in diameter

i drilled it for a bit but careful not to touch the graphite surrounding the screw ( applied minimal preasure )

then i took another smaller bit maybe almost the same size as the size of the hole on the chasis and drilled it tru .... appling little preasure with low speeds

once the thing is out i took a small - ( neg) screwdriver knocked mildly down on the remining screw on my bulkhead there will be a mark there and then use it as a form of grip to remove the screw...
( head has been drilled out)

PHEW..... job done in 2 weeks by leisurely fixing it .... whenever i feel like it ...
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I dont knoq why people dont wanna use a dremel to cut out screws.. if you cut longitudally it just looks like a scratch and it doesnt weaken the chassis enough to make it crack ... you only need to cut about 1mm into the screw which normally isnt enough to reach the chassis.
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