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    ElAZ25D

    Here is one of my cheaper Beltring purchases: an ElAZ 25 D fuze for 1. What's the best way to get rid of all that tar? I tried cooking it in boiling water with mixed results!
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    Nice one! Its certainly a novel way of getting one undone,good on ya!


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    You Need a solvent for tar like acetone, just make sure there are no plastic bits you dont want dissolved on the item first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie View Post
    You Need a solvent for tar like acetone, just make sure there are no plastic bits you dont want dissolved on the item first.
    Hi Charlie
    Good find for a pound,this will give you a good insite on fuse internals

    Soak everything you need to in white spirit or parafin.

    It wont hurt any of the bakerlite components.


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    try hot cooking oil.. slowly raise temp.. works on metal items.. not sure what it would do to the capacitors though.

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    All wrong! The easiest way to remove the tar is to put the fuze in the freezer so the tar becomes brittle. It can than easily be removed with a needle or a small pointed object. Cooking the thing will only soften the tar and make it run into small holes, making it even more difficult to remove. Solving it in oil will make your transparant trembler switch block go dark and non transparant as the solved tar will enter te inside (and cracks), using aceton will dissolve your transparant tembler switch block either make it non transparant.
    Regards DJH

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    Sounds like you have been there, done that!

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    Incredible detail!

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    Thanks. As you can see; putting the thing in the deep freezer for a couple of hours at -10 celcius will keep your transparent parts transparent.
    It also works out nice with the condesnser (7) of the El.Zt.Z.9; freezing it, cutting (saw) it, freezing it again, rasping and polishing. If hardened by the cold, the tar is not sticky anymore.

 

 
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