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#26 nevy

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 12:11 PM

Ingenious idea... I have unfortunately taped my Telrad onto my OTA, so no going back now :(

What is the best way to remove the sticky tape from your OTA, assuming one day you want to do this? Can you avoid messing up the OTA paint job?

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Heat the tape with a hair dryer to make it easy to take off , if there is any bits of tape or sticky mess left then petrol ( cigarett lighter fluid ) gets it off safely.

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 01:15 AM

Lighter fluids (Zippo, etc) should safely do away with leftover adhesives. Use it on cotton buds if it calms your nerves.

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 10:17 AM

Outstanding mod!

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 10:27 AM

What is the best way to remove the sticky tape from your OTA, assuming one day you want to do this? Can you avoid messing up the OTA paint job?


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Yes! It also removes Sharpie ink from Bolt cases.

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 01:53 PM

That's really a great idea!

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 08:17 AM

I liked the idea a lot! Well done!

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 01:30 PM

Love that! Great job.

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 05:51 AM

Thanks Jim, I might have to try this. :-)

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 06:37 PM

Hopefully, it is aligned well-enough with the main tube that the Telrad's internal alignment screws will have sufficient play to allow adjustment.

But, square peg in a round hole.....ingenious.








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