Duckbill removal help needed

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stefeyme
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Duckbill removal help needed

Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:56 am

Hi there,
I've just received my 2 Trademark the duckbills are in good shape and I'd like to reinstall them once the cans are re-chromed.
Thing is, they are glued to the can, anyone has a method to remove them without damage?
Thanks in advance for your help
Cheers!
Stéphane

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Re: Duckbill removal help needed

Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:11 am

This is a pure guess but I would soak it in very warm water...about as hot as you can stand to have your hands in, then try to work a wedge shaped piece of wood or plastic under the duckbill. Good luck getting it off in tact.
Herman

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stefeyme
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Re: Duckbill removal help needed

Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:45 pm

Thanks Herman,
I'll try do that, it is the only method I can think about, with a very soft touch of course!!
I'll let you know the result...
Cheers

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stefeyme
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Re: Duckbill removal help needed

Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:01 pm

Done!! thanks for the tip Herman!
Cheers!

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