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Hi, I managed to take off the right hand side cover easily.
the left side one seems stuck. I don’t dare using more force. Does it come loose the same way, pulling out the bottom?
I am taking them off in order to give them a thorough polish and coating.
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ABV
 

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Yep, if they haven't been removed for a while they can be worryingly tough to pull out...
 
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Anybody ever tried any form of lubrication on the pins? I suspect a petroleum based lubrication might deteriorate the rubber but is there anything else that might prevent the side panels from sticking?
 

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Anybody ever tried any form of lubrication on the pins? I suspect a petroleum based lubrication might deteriorate the rubber but is there anything else that might prevent the side panels from sticking?
Millers red rubber grease 👍
 

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Silicon grease...
 

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Anybody ever tried any form of lubrication on the pins? I suspect a petroleum based lubrication might deteriorate the rubber but is there anything else that might prevent the side panels from sticking?
I’ve used petroleum jelly on parts like this for years.. never had a problem
 

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Silicone grease works great, doesn't gel and remains viscus. MilSpec, been using it for centuries, is non reactive with nil detriment to natural rubber & plastics.
Don't be over zealous in application, just a smear.

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Hi, I managed to take off the right hand side cover easily.
the left side one seems stuck. I don’t dare using more force. Does it come loose the same way, pulling out the bottom?
I am taking them off in order to give them a thorough polish and coating.
Thanks,
ABV
Yes - a bit of force may be required :)
 
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