200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

Bueller
My 228E fuel cap won't budge...it's painted so I don't want to heat it up.  Anybody have a good way to get it unstuck?  Thank you!
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SteveRetherford
strap of leather over it n channel locks .
[DrSteve2]    Steve , Keeper of the Light !!!
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Pancholoco1911
I use a piece of PVC pipe
~Pancho~
Looking for B-Day lantern 9/83, 7/85, 10/04, 5/11, 2/19
BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #101
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Rubing
On a 3 piece cap first remove the screw, if that doesn’t work then resort to the above suggestions. I have had one piece caps that I had to hang the lantern inverted from a garage rafter then spray chemicals into the filler cap to start dissolving the cap gasket, and I don’t remember what that chemical was 😩
ICCC # 1402
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Bueller
I just ran into the garage and tried the leather strap method, the leather (ptn old glove) let teh grips through and messes up the cap a bit.  Still won't budge.  I think I need two people.  One to hold the fount, one to twist channel locks.
What is the pvc pipe method?  Any more details?
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Banjoman
I use s piece of hose over the cap then squeeze with channel locks works pretty good
Darrell
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Pancholoco1911
Forget those leather things, I’ve tried before and if you aren’t careful you could damage the cap. This is what I use now  Click image for larger version - Name: 4F8B0A1E-2596-4BC3-B929-811C7C86E763.jpeg, Views: 66, Size: 98.39 KB
~Pancho~
Looking for B-Day lantern 9/83, 7/85, 10/04, 5/11, 2/19
BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #101
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sourgasjohn
I've had good luck with this. It's the nylon version of the old metal perforated hanger strap. It's pretty tough stuff. Click image for larger version - Name: hanger talpe 001.jpg, Views: 58, Size: 81.58 KB Click image for larger version - Name: hanger talpe 002.jpg, Views: 58, Size: 75.90 KB
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1hpycmpr
Other than non-marring pliers, built in rubber grips and the suggestions above, I've had luck at work with stuck screws by trying to tighten just a bit more to break it loose.
Mark
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Majicwrench
Heat it up, paint will hold up within reason. Did you take screw out?? Now is the time.

Glove is not really thick enough leather
Keith
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Bueller
Rubing wrote:
On a 3 piece cap first remove the screw, if that doesn’t work then resort to the above suggestions. I have had one piece caps that I had to hang the lantern inverted from a garage rafter then spray chemicals into the filler cap to start dissolving the cap gasket, and I don’t remember what that chemical was 😩

I did remove the screw.  Then I shot the hole with PB Blaster.  Let it soak for a while.  Then I lost patience and now the cap is damaged a bit and still stuck.
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SteveRetherford
this looks like a good idea , ill have to cut me some ............ya , you need pretty thick leather ...... over the years i have seen some pretty cleaver ways other members have done , one was some device that screwed down over the cap ,,,,, its probably in the archives somewhere ,

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[DrSteve2]    Steve , Keeper of the Light !!!
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Bueller
The cap is off...hit it with the heat, used the leather and the channels.  There is some copper showing through the paint on both sides but not horrible.  This fount is rusty and stinks bad.  I'm sure I will have more questions soon.  What best cleans up the nasty "green" gas inside the cap/threads?  Thanks all!!
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Phredd
Was there auto gas in the tank or coleman fuel?  The former can form a hard varnish.  The latter usually leaves no residue.

  And I'm not sure what you mean by green gas inside in the cap? Do you mean green like old brass gets? 

Phredd
ICCC#1799
Coleman Quick Lite Crew #40
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Bueller
I don't know the history of the lantern to know what gas was in it.  Yes, I suppose it's the copper turning green.  I got it all taken apart except many of the copper fitting are stuck together.  I put them all in carb cleaner tank.  What is best to get the vanish/old gas out of the fount?
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Phredd
There are many ways to get out the remaining crap out of the tank.  Search the forum and you will find recipes for using lye, citric acid, and other nasty things.

Phredd
ICCC#1799
Coleman Quick Lite Crew #40
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ecblanks
I switched from leather to using nylon webbing from a tie-down strap.  Have also used an impact wrench with good success.
Carlton
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate # 0176
Slant Saver #29
Mil-Spec Ops #0973
ICCC Member #1892
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MYN
Plain old vinegar would get a lot of the green stuff out. That's one of least nasty of acids except for the smell.
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Donhotrod
81BDEFAF-D1CD-44FE-A981-91E2F8A04046.jpeg Rubber strap wrench works great and doesn’t harm the cap. $5
Donnie B
Kelso, Washington
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