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Old 07-09-2008, 01:19 AM #1
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Default How to get the aperture cap off?

What is the easiest way of getting the aperture cap off of my Lyra G5?
I've tried many things, but I can't really get it off.
I received my Lenspen a few days ago, and I want to give the lens a nice cleaning.


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Old 07-20-2008, 01:06 AM #2
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Default Re: How to get the aperture cap off?

I can't remember exactly what that laser is built like but if it is like CNI pens then press your palm on the cap and twist, it works for me. If that doesn't work try using a vice and a hacksaw. :
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I can't remember exactly what that laser is built like but if it is like CNI pens then press your palm on the cap and twist, it works for me. If that doesn't work try using a vice and a hacksaw. :
Thanks.
I will try the palm and twist thing, but not the vice and hacksaw:. I think that it is the same as the Novalasers X-series, so the cap was meant to come off.
I'm on vacation now, so I will try it when I get back.
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Still no luck, I tried twisting but the skin on my fingers started peeling off because of the rubbing .
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Still no luck, I tried twisting but the skin on my fingers started peeling off because of the rubbing *.
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Get stronger skin ;D

But seriously, it really shouldn't be that hard. You could wrap the head in a towel or electrical tape, and then grab it with a pair of pliers to get it off.
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You could wrap the head in a towel or electrical tape, and then grab it with a pair of pliers to get it off.
Will you stop trying to bring different threads together!

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[quote author=GooeyGus link=1215566351/0#6 date=1217862492]You could wrap the head in a towel or electrical tape, and then grab it with a pair of pliers to get it off.
Will you stop trying to bring different threads together!

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Oh maaaan.... I actually did &quot;lol&quot; at that really hard..... *;D ;D ;D

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Lol thanks guys. Except I still couldn't get it off.
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Is the lens dirty? If it ain't, leave it alone.
Yes the lens is dirty, when I point it at the wall from 2 meters away there are speckles 1 meter away from the dot...
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Get stronger skin ;D

But seriously, it really shouldn't be that hard. You could wrap the head in a towel or electrical tape, and then grab it with a pair of pliers to get it off.
I wrapped the head with a towel and twisted the cap with pliers, but the towel didn't provide a good grip and would just turn. I tried the same thing with electrical tape, but the tape ripped and now I have a small scratch on the cap .
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I should have specified... you need a few layers of the tape :-[
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I should have specified... you need a few layers of the tape :-[
I used like 5 layers... It's quite hard to grip with the tiny space (As seen above)
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Default Re: How to get the aperture cap off?

well if you cant get it off but you really NEED to there is one last option. IF you've exhausted all other options. grab it with a pair of vice grips really hard and screw it off. You WILL make marks in the head, but if you grab it hard enough you wont leave 'scrapes' if that makes sense.

they sell some really weird 'rubber band' looking wrenches that may be good for this.
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Default Re: How to get the aperture cap off?

Well, thanks anyways.
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Default Re: How to get the aperture cap off?

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well if you cant get it off but you really NEED to there is one last option. IF you've exhausted all other options. grab it with a pair of vice grips really hard and screw it off. You WILL make marks in the head, but if you grab it hard enough you wont leave 'scrapes' if that makes sense.

they sell some really weird 'rubber band' looking wrenches that may be good for this.
The &quot;rubber-band&quot; wrench may be a &quot;strap-wrench&quot;. If you try the &quot;vise-grip method&quot;, use the elctrical-tape as GG advised, lots of layers, (try 20+), wrapped-tight.
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Default Re: How to get the aperture cap off?

Try the ol' blocks-of-hardwood-with-a-hole-between-them-gripping-the-end-using-a-vice method. It works for me to get the heads off other lasers. Often they're pressure fit so you just need a lot of effort. Look inside the barrel through the aperture to try to see if it's a screw-on or pressure fit.
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