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    Optilock Screws

    Sooo... I bought some second hand optilocks and the screws are poked.

    I didn't fancy paying $14 a pop for screws so managed to track some down that fit but the head is too big.


    How do I reduce them at home?

    Was thinking a drill and some sandpaper but don't want it to end up all nasty...I bought 32 of them since it was a stupid long drive and once they're sorted I'll sell the rest.


    Any suggestions?

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    Sorted it with a drill and a flat file.

    Took 30 seconds each screw....

    Nice to have a 2.5mm hex head also.

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    2.5mm Hex head after taking it down compared to the threaded torx...

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    The head sits a bit proud compared to the original but is much better to use.
    Original screw on the left with the new taken down version in the middle and the screw before its filed on the right.
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    $14x32= well worth the kiwi ingenuity


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    Ha nah man... was gonna do for waaaay less including shipping.

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    Rust-o-matic now?
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    More than the original blued ones? I doubt it.

    Gonna get them coated in duracoat anyhow!
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