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Offline Gazeddy

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removing bezel
« on: August 26, 2014, 06:31:26 PM »
how do i get the bezel off this.
https://www.fasttech.com/p/1675102
short of cutting it and destroying it i cant see a way have tried clamping head in vice and water pump pliers but ive just marked the bezel and head

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Re: removing bezel
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2014, 06:41:24 PM »
Usually SRK clones arnt glued, that sucks.

You can try freezing and heating the light a few cycles, heat will get it, the question is how much heat do you feel comfy applying? I heat glued bezels with a torch but I've done a few lol. I've also boiled lights but that depends if you need the electronics inside or not.
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Re: removing bezel
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2014, 06:51:32 PM »
right now i need the electronics i just wanna see whats inside. i think the lens is plastic so i dont fancy hitting it with too much heat. boiling water on it me thinks

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Re: removing bezel
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2014, 06:58:22 PM »
Yikes!  Yeah, I've never seen a glued SRK bezel.  I didn't think anyone ever bother doing that with those lights.  That sucks.   :o

It might not take as much heat as you think.  Sometime freezing the light for a few hours then dropping it in boiling water (in a bag) will do the trick as the aluminum in the head will heat and expand quicker than a SS bezel allowing you to grab it while hot and crank off the stuck piece.  If the bezel is aluminum then it will be tougher unless the glue simply softens enough to cut loose.

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Re: removing bezel
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2014, 07:01:38 PM »
the bezel is alu as well :(
its sat in a tub of boling water now

i assume getting a new bezel is going to be more hassle than its worth
« Last Edit: August 26, 2014, 07:04:53 PM by Gazeddy »

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Re: removing bezel
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2014, 07:34:18 PM »
V if it's still stuck after the boiling the heat is working, of it doesn't come right off freeze it for >30min then try it. If that still doesn't work do 2 full cycles, freeze heat, freeze heat. I'm confident it'll come before you get to the end of that.

Good luck, let us know what it took.
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Re: removing bezel
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2014, 07:55:00 PM »
tried the half hour in freezer. no joy currently in freezer again. and it seems the orings are just for show as water got into the front
well the outer lens is glass
so i think more heat be needed
« Last Edit: August 26, 2014, 08:35:07 PM by Gazeddy »

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Re: removing bezel
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2014, 09:50:47 AM »
well its out
and mullered. its was superglued in
head is ok just bezel badly distorted. in the end a vice with rubber padding and big pair of grips won

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Re: removing bezel
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2014, 11:57:40 AM »
Damn. Will it go back together. I damaged the head on my C83 light quite badly and managed to straighten it out with it resting on a piece of soft wood with another round piece on the dented area and managed to straighten it out whacking it (the wood) with a hammer.
When the big picture is to big, look for a point you can start at and build from there.

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Re: removing bezel
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2014, 12:05:12 PM »
not likely i well and truely mullered it. but as its going to be a "work" torch ill probly use silicone adhesive to refit lens

« Last Edit: August 27, 2014, 12:21:45 PM by Gazeddy »

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Re: removing bezel
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2014, 01:07:09 PM »
ghetto bezel sorted. jubilee clip chopped up holds the lens in nicely

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Re: removing bezel
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2014, 01:38:06 PM »
not likely i well and truely mullered it. but as its going to be a "work" torch ill probly use silicone adhesive to refit lens


ROFL!  Damn, mate! That;s one sure way to get a stubborn bezel out. :D

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Re: removing bezel
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2014, 01:43:21 PM »
its a 22 quid torch worst case i gut it and throw it in my 2d magalike body
new ghetto bezel fitted
« Last Edit: August 27, 2014, 03:02:41 PM by Gazeddy »

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Re: removing bezel
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2014, 09:00:41 PM »
Ouch.
When the big picture is to big, look for a point you can start at and build from there.

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Re: removing bezel
« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2014, 04:23:10 PM »
Someone call the SPCF!  :o


Did you do anything inside or just rip the bezel off for the sake of ripping the bezel off?
« Last Edit: September 13, 2014, 04:27:31 PM by Gj »