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screws stuck in fin box - any suggestions?
« on: April 10, 2018, 02:15:06 PM »
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  • tried to switch fins on a board recently and fin key would not get them out. Can't even see them so no sure if they are at a funky angle that key can't reach or they are stripped. Either way, any thoughts on how to handle? The good news is i've got a good pair of fins in there so i could leave them if need be but my ocd is kicking in.


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    Re: screws stuck in fin box - any suggestions?
    « Reply #1 on: April 10, 2018, 03:51:23 PM »
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  • tried to switch fins on a board recently and fin key would not get them out. Can't even see them so no sure if they are at a funky angle that key can't reach or they are stripped. Either way, any thoughts on how to handle? The good news is i've got a good pair of fins in there so i could leave them if need be but my ocd is kicking in.


    If the screw is still in there, Iíve put a super small amount of resin on a fin key, then stuck it in there and let it dry just enough to get it bonded to be able to turn and get the stripped screw out. 

    Prob not the best method, but it worked.  I think too risky though since you canít see for sure whether the screw is there


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    Re: screws stuck in fin box - any suggestions?
    « Reply #2 on: April 10, 2018, 04:13:38 PM »
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  • Iíve had fin keys strip on me before, not the screw itself. Maybe try another key to see if you can get it to grip.


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    Re: screws stuck in fin box - any suggestions?
    « Reply #3 on: April 10, 2018, 07:46:30 PM »
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  • Futures makes a nifty contraption to deal with this exact issue, I think they call it the EZ Out tool:


    https://tinyurl.com/ybzgy7th