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Old 27-08-11, 01:23 AM   #1
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I am looking to remove the mounts and ferrules from my McCallum pipes. Any recomondations on how to get them off and not damaging the drones?
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Old 27-08-11, 03:09 AM   #2
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in order to get the plastic ferrules off, you must heat the ferrules with a hair drier. Yes, a hair drier will heat them enough to break the glue bond. The problem is that you can really do some damage if you don't know what your doing here. And some plastic ferrules will discolour if you heat them that much, so you won't be reusing them. Why do you want to get the ferrules off?
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Why do you want to get the ferrules off?
I expect you will have a good reason for doing this, but thats my first question too.

Newer McCallums have threaded mounts, are yours older?

Lastly - Zipper has it right, but, I'd answer this by saying contact McCallums.

Tell us why you want to remove them? Just out of nosiness!
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Think I'd try warm water before using a hair dryer. Wouldn't want to melt that plastic.
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I don't think I'd ever put any part of my pipes in hot water. The hair dryer isn't suppose to get the ferulles hot enough to melt them, just to cause them to swell, and that will break the glue bond. Still, not routine maintenance, and something best left up to someone who knows what they are doing. There's a guy who lives about 15 minutes from here that showed me how. He takes them off if they are damaged and replaces them with new ones. He showed me how, and still, I think I'd go to him if I had the need. No sense taking the chance.
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they are nickel not the plastic ones. My pipes are a few years old, I don't think they are the screw on ones. They are nickel plated and tarnish alot down here, I am looking to replace them with engraved ones or maybe get them powder coated.
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Heat will make the metal expand and break the glue bond too. Actually easier than plastic. Still you should see if there is anyone around that can do it for you.
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interesting thread...what about removing ivory? how is that done? :)
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