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mountain monk
Carpal Tunnel
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Loc: Grand Teton National Park
Re: Square Peg.....Round Hole new [Re: Helveticus]
      #6146796 - 10/19/13 02:27 PM

More kudos. One of the more creative solutions I've seen on CN.

Dark skies.

Jack


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Geo31
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Re: Square Peg.....Round Hole new [Re: A. Viegas]
      #6147746 - 10/20/13 01:17 AM

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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?




WD40


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Jon Isaacs
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Re: Square Peg.....Round Hole new [Re: Helveticus]
      #6147903 - 10/20/13 05:32 AM

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excellent idea, well done!




+1

Jon


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herrointment
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Re: Square Peg.....Round Hole new [Re: Jon Isaacs]
      #6148310 - 10/20/13 12:09 PM

It is still in service a year later and doing double-duty on the CPC 1100 and the 8SE. If I find another mounting bracket I can use it on the newt!

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csa/montana
Den Mama
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Re: Square Peg.....Round Hole new [Re: herrointment]
      #6148318 - 10/20/13 12:16 PM

It certainly is a great idea, and we are glad you shared your ingenuity of this adapted Telrad mount with us!

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nevy
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Re: Square Peg.....Round Hole new [Re: A. Viegas]
      #6148416 - 10/20/13 01:11 PM

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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?

Al




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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Mariner@sg
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Reged: 06/28/12

Loc: Little Red Dot
Re: Square Peg.....Round Hole new [Re: nevy]
      #6149238 - 10/21/13 02:15 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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jrbarnett
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Re: Square Peg.....Round Hole new [Re: herrointment]
      #6149664 - 10/21/13 11:17 AM

Outstanding mod!

- Jim


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csrlice12
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Re: Square Peg.....Round Hole new [Re: Geo31]
      #6149681 - 10/21/13 11:27 AM

Quote:

Quote:

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?




WD40




Yes! It also removes Sharpie ink from Bolt cases.


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WesC
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 02/06/13

Loc: La Crescenta, CA
Re: Square Peg.....Round Hole new [Re: csrlice12]
      #6150020 - 10/21/13 02:53 PM

That's really a great idea!

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bilgebay
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Re: Square Peg.....Round Hole new [Re: WesC]
      #6151283 - 10/22/13 09:17 AM

I liked the idea a lot! Well done!

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DoctorNoodle
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Re: Square Peg.....Round Hole new [Re: bilgebay]
      #6151799 - 10/22/13 02:30 PM

Love that! Great job.

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Stacy
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Loc: Seattle, WA
Re: Square Peg.....Round Hole new [Re: DoctorNoodle]
      #6266440 - 12/22/13 05:51 AM

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

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