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kirkmbrown2001

Black out caps bonding to mini lights

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Hey everyone. I did a search up there ^ but I didn't find anything on this topic. I noticed that when I try to take off the black out caps off of mini lights, sometimes the whole bulb is stuck inside and brings the bulb with it. It is like the rubber melted to the bulb. I wanted to know if there is a "MAGIC" solution to stop the caps from sticking to the bulbs. The only problem is that I don't want the caps too loose to fall off when I don't want them to.I wonder if WD40 would help. Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Kirk

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I usually just pince the very tip of the cap, expelling any trapped air as I gently pull on the cap. Works for me.

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JBullard wrote:

I usually just pince the very tip of the cap, expelling any trapped air as I gently pull on the cap. Works for me.

I try that but it doesn't always work. It is amazing how bonded they get!

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Jdwagner888 wrote:

i might stick with black paint lol. or electrical tape. did you try electrical tape ever?

No I haven't tried electrical tape. I am worried that it would take off some of the paint on the bulbs and the black out caps look more neat than what tape would.

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don't know what the humidity is like, but electrical tape peels in areas with high humidity.

It wouldn't stay on anything for more than a few days down by me. It would just basically unwrap itself and fall off.

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ive used electrical tape.. it worked for the season.. but would need redone again.. ive got a few black out caps.. but i need more. i also had this same problem and just tried the pinching of the top of the cap and that worked best on most of them. And yes sometimes the tape will peal the paint as well.. but not always.

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This happened to me also. I just grab the end of the bulb (the socket end) and with my other hand I push it loose with my fingernail. Yes some of them are really stuck on there tight.

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