200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

H_E

At the 2020 Southwest gathering, cap seal replacement came up and having a couple that needed replacing I polled the group for tips.  One that came up was torching the seal.  This suggestion came with the additional information that it would work but you would destroy the paint.  So as I was picking the stubborn seal on a one piece cap I got to thinking what might get the cap hot enough to help break down the seal without damaging the paint.   After way too long picking at the seal, I set the cap on the vent nut of a lit lantern.  The caps have a concave inside so it rests pretty well without getting off balance.  After  about 30 minutes, the seal chipped right out.  

Motorcycle Dan suggested posting this tip up so here it is.  Hope you have the same success I did.

Hercel
Not just another pretty face.
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BSAGuy
What a great idea.  Occam's razor in action.
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H_E
2nd time in 6 days that Occam's razor came up in conversation.  Got to look this guy up.  LOL
Hercel
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williamlee111
Hey thanks for the great tip. Seems that torching the paint off is the only way anyone on the Internet concludes you can get the seal out.
Not looking for anything. I have too much already, my wife says. 
 
 Bill
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Gunhippie
BSAGuy wrote:
What a great idea.  Occam's razor in action.


Ever cut yourself on one of those?
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
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outlawmws
And the paint is all OK?  - This should be good for plated and aluminum caps as well!

Asking permission to steal this, and add it to the Lantern diagnostics thread post!
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arizonacamper
I was the one who suggested using the torch and after watching Herschel do this i thought it was a great idea. I'm going to end up trying this weekend at my house on a one piece cap of mine here.
Shawn 
Owner of Copper State Diesel And Automotive. See my facebook page.

Lanterns are like tools. 
You can not have too many unless your wife says so!!

Gas is what you use for washing parts diesel is for making power!

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Coleman 275 appreciation #74
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Gasman64
Thanks, Hercel, I want to try that.
Steve
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Mel
H_E wrote:
2nd time in 6 days that Occam's razor came up in conversation.  Got to look this guy up.  LOL


So I also heard this phrase several times recently so I had to look it up... I had no idea lol

https://fs.blog/2019/10/occams-razor/
Mel Taylor
President of the International Coleman Collectors Club 
ICCC#986
2016 ICCC Convention Host



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H_E
outlawmws wrote:
And the paint is all OK?  - This should be good for plated and aluminum caps as well!

Asking permission to steal this, and add it to the Lantern diagnostics thread post!

Try it first and see if it is worth it.  All I can say is it worked for me.  No smoke, no paint loss and made the seal brittle enough to chip out.  By all means if you think it is worth posting on the diagnostics... then be my guest.
Hercel
Not just another pretty face.
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