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Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by SnoozeDoggyDog, Jul 15, 2015.

  1. SnoozeDoggyDog

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    Hi,
    Does anyone have a tip for unscrewing the lens cover from a P3A please? I've applied as much finger pressure as I can and it isn't budging. I have some pipe/mole grips that I've thought about using but I can see that method going terribly wrong!

    Thanks
    Phil
     
  2. TAZ

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    It actually takes very little pressure. I was convinced mine was stuck...as I couldn't remove it with my fingers no matter how hard I tried. Read a few threads that suggested just wrapping a rubber band around it..and using even pressure. Still unconvinced. But didn't have any rubber bands handy, so I grabbed one of those rubber garlic peelers I had handy in my kitchen (fits very conveniently over the end)... With very little pressure, it came right off.

    I'd imagine rubber kitchen gloves, a rubber band, (or in my case a garlic peeler) would all work equally well.
     
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  3. SnoozeDoggyDog

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    Ah, OK. Thanks. I'll give that a go ...

    Thank you for replying.
     
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  4. SnoozeDoggyDog

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    Worked a treat. I threw a rubber glove over the lens twisted and hey pesto! Off easy as you like. Less is certainly more. Brilliant. Double likes.

    Thank you
     
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  5. craig4855

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    I use a latex glove - hospital type. Provides a great grip, with very little pressure
     
  6. SnoozeDoggyDog

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    And dual use ..... Cough
     
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  7. craig4855

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    Please do not use "found" gloves :)
     
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    For anyone else having issues - I found curling my index finger underneath the barrel with my thumb at the top of the barrel helped, so that twisting pressure was applied over a wider surface area, leading to less bending and easier unscrewing :)
     
  9. SnoozeDoggyDog

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    Yup. Definitely less pressure over a greater area works a treat.