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#1 telfish

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Posted 11 July 2020 - 07:17 AM

I want to remove the dew shield on the scope to give it a coat of black 3.0 paint. Tried holding the back black section with the screws and twisting the body but will not unscrew. Is this the right way to do it? Did not want to apply a lot of force til I know if this is the right way.



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Posted 11 July 2020 - 11:17 AM

Yes that is correct but they are usually tight so it make take some force.

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Posted 11 July 2020 - 11:33 AM

Yes that is correct but they are usually tight so it make take some force.

Many thanks, I thought so but am risk averse where this new scope is concerned. many thanks for the support you provide here at CN

 

Can I make a suggestion?

 

You could improve the focuser by drilling and tapping a couple of holes across the center line of the knobs for motorized focuser brackets. It's such a great flat area.


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Posted 11 July 2020 - 01:26 PM

Somewhere on CN was a post of using the Black 3.0 and it does not like moisture. Maybe in the DIY forum. Just in case...

 

 

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Posted 11 July 2020 - 01:29 PM

Somewhere on CN was a post of using the Black 3.0 and it does not like moisture. Maybe in the DIY forum. Just in case...

 

 

Peace...

Thanks will check it out


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