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Herter's heads seized...

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  1. Canadian hitman

    Canadian hitman Senior Refuge Member

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    I'm sure many of you have found this before. Original Herter's heads seized onto the the eye bolts. Seems to be no way it can be unscrewed.

    Any advice or tips?
     
  2. duckbuster5901

    duckbuster5901 Senior Refuge Member

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    If a thorugh soaking in penetrant won,t bust it loose its time to get new heads and install w/stainless eye or lag bolt. Lots of replacement head options but best bang for the buck is Homers Decoy heads. They also sell stainless lags to install. Work p
     
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  3. TonyH

    TonyH Elite Refuge Member

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    You ca try to heat the eye bolt up just a bit. But be careful to much heat and your gonna melt everything around the bolt. Odds are good the stems will crack if you can't get them to move and will be time to replace them.
     
  4. Canadian hitman

    Canadian hitman Senior Refuge Member

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    Yeah a pair pliers to break them free and then just replace them is my plan. Always looking for Herters heads. Won’t use any Homer stuff.
     
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  5. Ringbill

    Ringbill Elite Refuge Member Flyway Manager

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    I've had some good luck and like the Homer heads much better .

    Ringbill
     
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  6. RTIC

    RTIC Senior Refuge Member

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    I know its after the fact but would anti sieze help with keeping them from sticking?
     
  7. aka quackshot

    aka quackshot Senior Refuge Member

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    callinfowl Kalifornia Forum

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    Take a vibration sander and let it knock against the eyebolts for a minute or two.
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    The vibration knocking broke mine lose. It's an old Dego trick I learned at an old duck club in the Suisun marsh that I got to hunt many years ago.
     
  9. musher

    musher Elite Refuge Member

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    I’ve tried WD40 and heat with mixed results.

    If you’re not set on replacing with Herters I’ve been real happy with Homer heads
     

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