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Best way to unstick Xmas pencil


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Does any one know best way to unstick the top of this with out breaking it

car boot find 

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No pencil I think maybe there is sone one had put the top back I upside down and cos it’s think metal I’m worried it will break 

It won’t rotate its solid 

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It looks like the silver part isn't part of the casing. It may be soldered together, so perhaps some carefully applied heat may help separate them, assuming the casing is empty.

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My suggestion is to firstly put a drop of WD40 around the join, leave for a couple of minutes then put a cloth around the silver part (to stop any scratch marks, and use pliers to gently grip, turn and pull gently outwards.

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warm them with boiling water, the differeence in the expansion rates of the metals should start to crack the seal.  Hold by the rim plunge into boiling water wait about 45 secs, plunge into ice water, repeat till there is movment, do not force.

 

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Thank you will try this evening or tomorrow

Thanks

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