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Alwow
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Recently my fli***r seems to have gotten stuck and won't open now. Anyone have any advice on fixing this?
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Mule Henderson
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Have you dropped it? Or have you changed the band?
Alwow
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Neither. It's just been in my coin purse with some of my other coins.
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Mule Henderson
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Maybe giving it a light cleaning with a Qtip inside the rim, otherwise I'm not sure.
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I disassemble the fli**er entirely, then take the sh*ll part and find a coin that fits inside exactly. You can roll the two coins against a hard surface, I use sheet plexiglass, but not a scratchy surface like tile or concrete. When you roll apply interior pressure against the inner coin pushing straight down. The outer sh*ll will straighten out and resume the original shape slowly.

Reassemble the inner parts to test, be aware that the orientation needs to be the same on a fli**er for appearance and because sometimes they only fit one way. For regular sh*lls spin them gently against the interior, they should go 360 degrees without binding.

If there are other sh*lls that fit the outside then do the same, and so on, working from smallest to largest. Another trick is to have some super fine steel wool, this can polish an inside rough edge, sometimes there are bang marks from the milled edges of the coin inside. You can carefully use a small file to fix a milled edge that was banged up. Another thing I like is Acetone. This will clean the heck out of the coin, be careful if you have a special finish. Hope this helps.
Alwow
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I'll try cleaning it to see if I have any luck. Right now the fli***r won't open to allow me to disassemble it.
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Are you sure that you're trying to open the flipper?! Smile

Wouldn’t be fun if you found out that the flipper is still in your purse and you're trying to open a regular coin?! Smile

And finally.... would you post back and tell us all if that actually was the problem? Smile

Jim
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Ha... Yes Jim. I can easily keep up with which is the flipper because its my only coin that is dated 2012. Besides the slit on the back of course.
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Now see, if you had one made by Todd Lassen, Schoolcraft, or Bob Swadling, you wouldn’t even notice a "slit on the back"!

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On 2013-01-09 22:23, J-Mac wrote:
Now see, if you had one made by Todd Lassen, Schoolcraft, or Bob Swadling, you wouldn’t even notice a "slit on the back"!

Jim

Lol.
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Try a scotch and soda type bang ring to dislodge it
Alwow
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On 2013-01-09 22:23, J-Mac wrote:
Now see, if you had one made by Todd Lassen, Schoolcraft, or Bob Swadling, you wouldn’t even notice a "slit on the back"!

Jim


That's true but, but I wouldn't have been able by the kid as much for Christmas either. Plus since this was my first exposure to this type of gaff I wanted to get used to utilizing one before shelling out more for a better quality coin.
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On 2013-01-10 01:16, Alwow wrote:
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On 2013-01-09 22:23, J-Mac wrote:
Now see, if you had one made by Todd Lassen, Schoolcraft, or Bob Swadling, you wouldn’t even notice a "slit on the back"!

Jim


That's true but, but I wouldn't have been able by the kid as much for Christmas either. Plus since this was my first exposure to this type of gaff I wanted to get used to utilizing one before shelling out more for a better quality coin.


That's the spirit! One day I'll own gaffs that I don't notice: until then I'll stick with gaffs the audience doesn't notice. Smile
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Are you saying the magic words? There's a certain mantra that needs to be uttered when trying to open a stubborn F*****r coin: "C'mon, open up you @#$%^&*() coin!" Try it, if it doesn't work at least you might feel better! That being said an X-acto knife might help loosen the edges. Try penetrating oil or WD-40. What ever you do DON'T throw it across the room in disgust, trust me, that doesn't help, I know! Just some thoughts, some are serious.

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This may work, take a piece of duct tape cut it so that icovers the as much of the face of the [ componet and make a loop another loop and fit it to the fl***er surface and attache it that surface only. The gently pull. If it is not jammed shut this should work. Good luck.
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On 2013-01-10 01:06, baobow wrote:
Try a scotch and soda type bang ring to dislodge it


This sounds like the best advice so far (along with the duck tape idea). I would try both methods a few times, if I was you.

If neither of these work for you, you might try using a small amount of superglue to glue a thin metal rod to the insert so that you can get a grip to pull the insert out. Acetone (household nail polish remover) will remove all trace of the residue from the metal when you are done.

http://www.supergluecorp.com/removingsuperglue.html

Alan
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Thanks for the help gents. I soaked it in alcohol over night and was able to disassemble it using an exacto knife afterwards. I was going to try sir Richards $&@*#* approach next. Smile
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Watch this video, here I teach how to fix coins
http://www.tangomagic.com/video.php?video=17467
Alwow
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Thank you for your response Mr. Tango. When I purchased your product it did include a DVD which provided this video however, the portion of the coin which is supposed to open was stuck closed which isn't covered in your instructions. I ended up filing down the "functioning" portion of the coin a little to get it to function as it should again. Anyway the issue has now been resolved. Thank you again for your response.
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