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Old 03-25-2018, 06:26 PM
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Default Paint/Quarter Turn Fasteners

For those of you who used quarter turn fasteners (camloc, milspec, skybolt, etc.), how did you temporarily install them for assembly, then subsequently remove them for paint without damaging them or whatever they are installed through?
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Old 03-25-2018, 07:32 PM
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I used Mil Spec fasteners.
I bought some extra ring clips and just installed them for fitting etc.
Removed them for painting.
Reinstalled them after.
Easy...........
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Old 03-25-2018, 07:39 PM
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O-Rings

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Old 03-26-2018, 06:35 AM
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I used camlocks. For the female part, I just riveted the unit in position and taped over it for paint. For the male 1/4 turn part, I used a sharp pick to deform the spring clipie part and cut it off. Then removed the fastener for paint and used a new clip for final installation.
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Old 03-26-2018, 08:16 AM
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Small snap rings used in lieu of the provided retainers worked fine, so much so that Iíve never actually used the originals.
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Old 03-26-2018, 08:34 AM
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And some don't use retainers at all. :-)
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Old 03-26-2018, 10:48 AM
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Use #012 o-ring size - I use these, but with hours they have been failing. Buna-N hard, don't know why. They can be installed with the snap ring tool.

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Small snap rings used in lieu of the provided retainers worked fine, so much so that Iíve never actually used the originals.
What did you use?, my snap ring tabs interfered with the sockets.
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Old 03-26-2018, 11:16 AM
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What did you use?, my snap ring tabs interfered with the sockets.
I think I used one size or so smaller than normal, but no interference with the tabs on my Milspec camlocs. I believe I got them at Lowes or Granger in a 50-pack.
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Old 03-29-2018, 10:15 AM
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I used Mil Spec fasteners.
I bought some extra ring clips and just installed them for fitting etc.
Removed them for painting.
Reinstalled them after.
Easy...........
Ditto. Flew with mine installed for 2 years before the plane was painted. Having the camloc tools for the studs and recepticles makes the a job a breeze.
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