I'm not sure if this would be the right place for this, but I'm having a problem with taking apart some of my mocs. I seem to have a tube that I slid onto a long axle, and I can't seem to remove it, even with large amounts of force. (If you don't know what pieces i'm referring to: tube: http://www.peeron.com/inv/parts/78 Axle: http://www.peeron.com/inv/parts/3708 ) i'm sure i'm not the only one to have this problem, but it won't come off. If it helps, this is from muaka and kane-ra, so it is old, although my sets are in good condition. Please help!
Problem with axles and tubes. help!
Posted Feb 12 2013 - 07:13 PM
Try soaking it in warm water. Conceivably that should loosen it up.
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Posted Feb 12 2013 - 07:15 PM
Posted Feb 12 2013 - 07:30 PM
hmmm, I tried that, it didn't seem to work. if it helps, the tube is right in the middle of the axle, so it looks like this: ---000000000000---- (with -=axle, and 0= tube)
Posted Feb 12 2013 - 07:33 PM
Posted Feb 12 2013 - 09:00 PM
[color=#cc6600;]I recently had to deal with this actually, but with even longer of both.[/color]
[color="#cc6600"]Just pushing some of it out with another axle and a good pair of pliers work.[/color]
Edited by Daiker, Feb 12 2013 - 09:01 PM.
Posted Feb 12 2013 - 09:02 PM
I never had this problem. Though if you take out anything else that's in the axle and push it out, it will come off.
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Posted Feb 12 2013 - 09:42 PM
Edited by Takua the Chronicler7, Feb 12 2013 - 09:43 PM.
Posted Feb 12 2013 - 11:05 PM
It's never happened to me, but if it did I'd probably let it sit in warm soapy water for a few minutes. Hopefully the soap would act as a lubricant.
Also If you do attempt this i wouldn't suggest using any oil, it's much harder to wash away.
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