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BIG BOB 11-24-2012 04:14 PM

Separating a dye boomstick
So I know old dye boomsticks are glued, but are they threaded and glued? I want to separate one so I can anno the tip. I imagine it will require a torch and a vice.

BIG BOB 11-24-2012 04:15 PM

this is a stainless steal back one if that makes a difference

redlaser666 11-24-2012 04:47 PM

If you are going to separate them anyways, use an unscrewing motion just to be shure. But I belive the old ones are just two tubes without threads.

BIG BOB 11-24-2012 08:12 PM

If they arent threaded then I dont want to go through the trouble. I would be using a dw with it 80% of the time anyways

MassDriver 11-24-2012 09:34 PM

Boil it for ten minutes or so just to see if the glue seal will break. You can twist it with leather gloves on.
If that does not work, freeze it for an hour or two. Have a pot of boiling water ready, then dip the BACK into the water for 10-20 seconds. That will expand the back while the front is at it's smallest diameter, and you can probably just pull it apart.

BIG BOB 11-24-2012 09:44 PM

What would I use to glue it back together?

98ssuck 11-24-2012 09:47 PM


senghing27 11-24-2012 10:37 PM

Hit it with a torch.

splashkitsrock420 11-26-2012 07:35 PM

sucks to get them lined up when re gluing too

BIG BOB 11-26-2012 08:05 PM

I imagine a properly sized dowel or pvc pipe would help with that

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