Problem removing a glued on bearing from glass Answered
I am a bit stuck and usually this does not happen too often :(
Got a lazy Susan with two glass plates and the bearing sitting in two aluminium disks.
The thing still works fine but the plates were never really centered properly.
Starts to drive me nuts that it is always "wobbling"...
My first attempt was to figure out if the glue might just be hot glue, so I gently heated it all up.
Was a not go but didn't expect it to be that simple.
Next try was to use some clay around the aluminum disk and then fill the dam with acetone to dissolve the glue.
It did not even soften it a bit :(
To make it complete I also tried it with Methye Ethyl Ketone as it never failed me but it seems the glue used is chemical resistant.
In terms of echanic tried with a thin bladed tool but can't get it into the non existing gap between glass and aluminium.
And even braided fishing line seems to fail as after about 20 minutes of trying to get in the glue I got nowhere.
My last resort would now be to put it in the oven and slowly heat it up until the glue fails.
Problem is that I highly doubt the Lazy Susan is meant to tolerate this and that it will crack.
There is also the bearing and possible grease to consider as I have no clue yet whether or not I can take the disks apart to get to the bearing.
Is there any good idea or tip that I missed that I can try before risking to heat it up?
In case you wonder: The disk is about 5mm out of center...