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MIPS
06-28-2016, 09:47 PM
I'm working on a video to better go over the process of removing cataracts on smaller CRT's but the tube I decided to use for the video does not have a removable mounting strap around it. Instead it's a thick metal band with the mounting points at the corners and crimped where both ends of the band meet. Obviously I'm not cutting it off because then there's no way to reinstall it and all I'm finding regarding them is some reddit post where half the thread is screaming it's part of the implosion safety system and once it comes off the tube immediately becomes a bomb (of course it's reddit, so I don't believe a single word of what they say (https://www.reddit.com/r/cade/comments/4m67si/crt_without_aquadagtube_strap_connected_effects/))
I'm using the halogen lamp and heat gun method to remove the safety glass. Will it be alright to continue with the strap in place or will the thermal stress with the strap in place mean this method is not suggested?

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a166/ballsandy/Computer%20related/IMG_4490.jpg

Electronic M
06-28-2016, 11:17 PM
The strap is implosion protection. If it is not a green halo (green=guitar string method) the heat lamp or face soak methods are advisable. If you don't have patience to soak it (safest method) then I'd recommend leaving it in your car parked in the sun on a hot summer day, and or the lamp only....If you heat unevenly (as heat guns are prone to) chances of causing implosion increase significantly.

MIPS
06-29-2016, 10:37 AM
Perfect! :thmbsp:
Okay so then I should be able to safely to the work and try and have a new video up by the end of the week. Thank you.

MRX37
06-29-2016, 07:14 PM
Lets hope the CRT doesn't implode...

But if it does I can see the look on your face...

http://www.videokarma.org/image.php?u=84360&dateline=1402436454

Electronic M
06-30-2016, 08:09 PM
Lets hope the CRT doesn't implode...

But if it does I can see the look on your face...

http://www.videokarma.org/image.php?u=84360&dateline=1402436454

:lmao: :lmao:

MIPS
06-30-2016, 08:27 PM
If I cracked the glass I'd do that anyways.
Anyways, the cataract removal is done and it was a success. The video should be live no later than tomorrow evening, depending how many times my machine crashes and I have to restart the render.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a166/ballsandy/Computer%20related/cataract_tease.png