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AlanK

Revelation Dob secondary mirror removal

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HI

I've decided to get my 12" mirror and secondary recoated as they are both tarnished.

I have removed the primary (having had to cut through double sided sticky pads using dental floss) but I am having trouble with the removal of the secondary from its plastic holder. I am guessing it is also held in place with double sided sticky pads inside the holder, but I am at a loss how to remove it without doing any damage.;)

If anyone out there has had a similar experience I would be grateful for guidance.

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never done it with this scope but pics might help?

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hope this helps to show how the mirror is 'embedded' in the plastic holder. I have removed the metal 'safety' clip.

Ooops - that didn't work. will try again

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stil having a problem uploading pic - doesn't seem to want to!

John, thanks for the link. Looks similar so will give it a try. I was coming to the conclusion that a bit of force may be required.

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Job done - no apparent damage. Will just need to resource sticky pads now to put it back together

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most people use good quality clear silicone - like the sort used for fish tanks I believe.

the general consensus is either a ring or three small blobs.

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Thanks.

May invest in some of Bob's Knobs as well while I've got it in pieces

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