End cap issue - SuperSpeed/Slim/FB

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End cap issue - SuperSpeed/Slim/FB

Post by brothers » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:11 pm

I have an old Slim that doesn't work right, and I've got two pretty nice razors that are missing end caps. Out of curiosity I decided I want to learn how to remove and replace the end caps on these TTO razors. I have learned they carry identical end caps that are soldered in place at the factory. So far I was able to remove one end cap that had a few marks on it like it had been struck with a tiny hammer for some crazy reason. This means I've removed a defective end cap and now I need to figure out how to remove a pristine end cap and then re-install it on a different razor that needs one, without damaging the new end cap in the process. Does anyone here have any suggestions? Is it a DYI project? If not, then where would I take it locally for the process? I am thinking a jeweler with access to all the tools and expertise might give it a try.
Gary

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Re: End cap issue - SuperSpeed/Slim/FB

Post by brothers » Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:25 pm

OK, here's the plan so far. I'm going to use a micro-torch (butane) to melt the solder holding the end cap that is currently on a derelict Slim, which will permit me to remove the end cap. If that works, then I'll solder the end cap onto the Fatboy in place of the damaged one. Sounds so simple, doesn't it?
Gary

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Re: End cap issue - SuperSpeed/Slim/FB

Post by Rufust445 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:07 am

You're a braver iman than I, Gunga-Din.

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