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Old 06-06-10, 12:42 AM
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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
Position the frame so the bosses are pointing straight down, with a bucket of water underneath. Keep the flame on the bosses as much as possible while heating. When the brass is fully melted the boss will just fall off into the bucket. At that point you can use a wire brush and/or a solder wick to remove residual brass from the stays. If you're lucky/good enough you will have minimal clean up afterward.
Yamaguchi did that, but also clamped a very small set of vice grip pliers on the part as well. The extra weight helped it fall off a bit sooner, but didn't impart any undue stress.
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