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  1. #1
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    Fin repair

    So my epoxy flew out of the bed of a pickup. The board survived without a scratch but my fins got really scuffed up. I want to replace them but they seem to be jammed up. They are futures. I was wondering if anyone had any sugestions on how to get them out.

  2. #2
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    if the allen head is stripped, you could try a bolt remover basically a left threading bit . FCS makes a easy out with there ratchet kit which will work with the Futures. They are about 15 bucks.

    If the fins are jammed in the box, perhaps a little heat from a hair dryer on low directed toward the box area and tapping the front and back of the fins with a rubber mallet.

    good luck bro

    goat
    Last edited by goatman; Aug 29, 2007 at 11:00 PM.

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    doesn't heat make things expand? Like he said though, try wrapping each fin with a towel and tapping it out with a hammer (after removing the worm screw of course)

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    just pull them really hard they will come out

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    Yea, Heat makes things expand, but I was thinking along the lines of trying to remove a nut that won't come off a bolt. Heating the area with a torch usually does the trick. I figured it wouldn't hurt to try as long as he used a low heat setting.

    goat

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    thanks for the help. as soon as I find a rubber hammer I'll let you know how it goes.