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Old 03-05-2008, 04:21 AM
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Default How do you remove Ahead stick covers?

I broke the covers on my ahead sticks and I would like to know how to remove them since I threw away the manual. I think you have to heat it or something but I am not sure. Help me out please.
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Old 03-05-2008, 05:03 AM
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Default Re: Ahead stick covers

Fold a business card over the tip of the stick (so you don't tear it up with the pliers you will have to loosen it with) and unscrew it.

Use a blow dryer and heat the plastic shaft a bit; it should slide off, but you may have to tug at it, as they fit snugly.

Put on the new cover, which may also have to be heated, and replace the tip. Some people use a dab of glue to keep the tip from getting loose, but I never have, and I've never has a tip come off.
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Old 03-05-2008, 09:23 PM
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Just put enough hot water in the sink to cover them. After sitting in the hot water for a minute, take them out and they will slide right off. Use the business card method mentioned above to remove the tip without damaging it.
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Old 03-06-2008, 01:02 AM
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I put mine in the oven at 250 for just a minute or so. They expand and slide right off. That's actually what the package recommended, I believe....

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Old 03-06-2008, 01:43 AM
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Default Re: Ahead stick covers

Thank you everybody for your help. I will use them. Also I just took my tips of with pliers and tore on stick cover off halfway. I guess I will just put them in the hot water.
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Old 03-10-2008, 09:20 PM
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I put mine in the oven at 250 for just a minute or so. They expand and slide right off. That's actually what the package recommended, I believe....

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It did not work. I even tried it for like 30 minutes and it still didn't work.
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Old 03-10-2008, 09:22 PM
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Just put enough hot water in the sink to cover them. After sitting in the hot water for a minute, take them out and they will slide right off. Use the business card method mentioned above to remove the tip without damaging it.
This did not work either. I do not know why but it didn't. Should the water be boiling because the water I had it in was steaming.
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Old 03-10-2008, 09:23 PM
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Fold a business card over the tip of the stick (so you don't tear it up with the pliers you will have to loosen it with) and unscrew it.

Use a blow dryer and heat the plastic shaft a bit; it should slide off, but you may have to tug at it, as they fit snugly.

Put on the new cover, which may also have to be heated, and replace the tip. Some people use a dab of glue to keep the tip from getting loose, but I never have, and I've never has a tip come off.
I tried this method. It did not work. I heated them all around for about 10 minutes and then pulled but it still did not work. Is there a certain time amount.
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