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 Post subject: Removing Orange Tips From Matrix
PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 4:11 am 
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Location: St. Louis, Missouri (USA)
Service Number: A11/TQ0.0.42132E1 S
Country: United States
Has anyone removed the orange barrel tips? Metal barrel orange tip is secured with metal pins (two of them). Shotgun orange ring just spins on top of fixed barrel/battery flap. Removal not looking as easy as I have hoped. Perhaps it's just easier to mask off and spray flat black or flat dark gray. Surprised there were no suggestions on YouTube. Thoughts or suggestions???


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Location: USA
Service Number: A02/TQ0.0.52138E1
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:53 pm 
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Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Service Number: A01/TQ2.0.42137E1
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For mine, the orange tips were caps that snapped off when pried with a screwdriver.

Sometimes they are glued on, you can use acetone to remove the glue, but be careful as too much will damage the plastic.

Another option: cut the ring laterally with a dremel or saw to split it and remove.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:12 am 
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I heated mine in boiling water and then it was relatively easy to pry off.


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