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08-22-2007, 12:03 AM
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Stripped Screw in Helmet

I just bought a brand new Mission Intake. Low and behold, I'm all excited just to get shot down by a stripped screw in the part that allows me to adjust it. Any recommendations on removal?

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08-22-2007, 01:16 AM
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bring it back, tell them you want a good one.

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08-22-2007, 06:28 AM
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You don't have to bring it back. All pro shops carry the replacement screws and will usually put it in for you at no cost. No big deal. They fall out all the time.

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Use a pair of vice grips and get a good hold of it and twist it out and replace

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You don't have to bring it back. All pro shops carry the replacement screws and will usually put it in for you at no cost. No big deal. They fall out all the time.
You're right, you don't have to take it back, it's not your new helmet. The fact that he just dropped a good chunk of change for a defective helmet is of no consequence to you.

Return the helmet and get what you paid for, a new, non-defective helmet. There's no reason you should have to spend additional time and money to fix the screw up (no pun intended).

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You're right, you don't have to take it back, it's not your new helmet. The fact that he just dropped a good chunk of change for a defective helmet is of no consequence to you.

Return the helmet and get what you paid for, a new, non-defective helmet. There's no reason you should have to spend additional time and money to fix the screw up (no pun intended).
As I said, most pro shops will do this for free. All this venom for stripped screw. Return it or don't return it, I don't really care. I am sure they will exchange it for you. All I was attempting to say, is that replacing a stripped screw is no big deal. Pro shops do it all the time. Try the other side of the bed next time.

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Actually it is defective. I took it to home depot to see what they said and they said the end the screw turns into is broken off, so it's just spinning around with the screw in the helmet...AKA defective. So I'm gonna take it back. I've known the guy who sold it to me for 2 years now and he's not the type to screw me over (also no pun intended).

Thanks for the help all.

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As I said, most pro shops will do this for free. All this venom for stripped screw. Return it or don't return it, I don't really care. I am sure they will exchange it for you. All I was attempting to say, is that replacing a stripped screw is no big deal. Pro shops do it all the time. Try the other side of the bed next time.

Ok, so you take it to the pro shop and they say they'll fix it for free, most will. The guy takes your brand new helmet and in the process of getting the screw out, he accidently puts a nice long scratch in the helmet. Now you have a brand new helmet with a broken screw and a nice new scratch. Sound like something you'd want to drop $100 on? When you have to earn the money yourself, it makes a difference.

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Bring the whole thing back if you can simply do an exchange.

If you can't, take a metal drill bit and drill a hole through it to get it out, then replace.

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Now you have a brand new helmet with a broken screw and a nice new scratch. Sound like something you'd want to drop $100 on? When you have to earn the money yourself, it makes a difference.
It's a hockey helmet...they get scratches, and scuffs and all kinds of marks on them. If it were my sons, we would not deal with the hassle and replace the screw. As I said, it is no big deal. If it couldn't be replaced, which by the way seems to be the case, I would return it and the pro shop or wherever I bought it would most likely be happy to provide a replacement. My sons brand new helmet looks like it has been through a war. But that's because he plays hockey. He could care less what his gear looks like. He isn't in it to look good.

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Know what's awesome? When you have a stripped screw on a visor... you're trying to get it out but the screw driver slips and skids across the entire front of the visor leaving a horrendous scratch...

Love that.

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He replaced it. New one works perfectly fine.

^^^That visor thing must suck.

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Know what's awesome? When you have a stripped screw on a visor... you're trying to get it out but the screw driver slips and skids across the entire front of the visor leaving a horrendous scratch...

Love that.
Worse is when the screwdriver slips when you are trying to remove a stripped screw from a cage. Especially if you are still wearing it while trying to remove the screw...

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Worse is when the screwdriver slips when you are trying to remove a stripped screw from a cage. Especially if you are still wearing it while trying to remove the screw...
Thats not as bad, slipping and scratching your visor is bad luck, screwdriving your face because your too lazy to remove your helmet is just plain hilarious.

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