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Lost Cotton in Handle

Discussion in 'Restoration Workshop' started by Bogeyman, Monday April 30, 2018.

  1. Bogeyman

    Bogeyman

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    Today, I was cleaning the threads on a "fat handle" Tech and the damned cotton bud on the Q-Tip came off inside!! Cheap damned generic @#^&!! :mad:

    I don't have a patch puller "worm" small enough to fit in the handle end. :( Ideas?
     
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  2. Bend the tip of a dress makers pin over to form a hook and hook it out. P.
     
  3. Bogeyman

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    It's not that simple as the pin would break if bent I'd imagine and it has to be attached to something long as the bud fell to the bottom.
     
  4. Put a dab of glue on another cotton bud and put that in the handle
     
  5. That's why I said a dress makers pin, because they are long and if you heat the tip over a flame and then bend into a hook the tip will not snap off , better still get yourself a paper clip and bend that into a hook implement and fish the cotton tit out.
     
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  6. Fire

    Joking apart, double sided sticky tape on the handle of the bud
     
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  7. SeanC

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    Dry cotton is both light and uncompacted. Pouring some water in will definately add mass and may compact it, potentially allowing gravity to do the job

    Sent from my LG-H815 using Tapatalk
     
  8. MrK1

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    Why don't you just leave it in there?
     
  9. Bogeyman

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    Because my hand is a finely tuned machine and the Tech so perfectly balanced that even a cotton bud threw everything out of kilter. Harmony had to be reestablished in the Universe. ;) :D :rolleyes:

    Seriously, bent paper clip taped onto a thin stick did it.
     
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  10. pjgh

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    Balance and harmony restored ... yay!

    I have to say, if I had done this, every time I used that razor it would irk me.
     
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  11. Rohleder

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    :D

    You're not alone, I've also done this before :rolleyes: Removed it by running under the tap, shaking it toward the opening and then removing with tweezers. I use pipe cleaners now!
     
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