Duncan Light Up Counterweight


#1

The instructions say you can’t replace the batteries, but I can in mine.

I’ll try to post pix if anyone is interested.


#2

Might be a good idea. I mean, it just needs to be taken apart. If they’d just have used a system that involves a couple of screws, that would have been no big deal.


#3

Maybe relevant maybe not, but I bought some glow in the dark dice from a local toy store that are very vivid even in the daylight (like inside, not direct sun)


#4

Got a perfect need for those too. If you can(sorry, I’m fading), PM me the details and I’ll order some next week.


#5

Hopefully you guys can see the pix.

Locate the 5 side on your dice.

Then you locate the seam and I just used my fingernail to wedge between and pry apart.

http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/7361/carlotpix053.jpg

Be careful not to lose the pieces when you pry them apart.

http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/3717/carlotpix054.jpg


#6

Does it come back together tightly?


#7

I was thinking that exact same thing. That’s going to wear over time and then the CW will be multiple parts.


#8

Krazy glue can be your best friend for projects like this.


#9

but then you wouldnt be able to get it apart again


#10

Exactly.

They also sell the counterweight by itself, as well as the new counterweight for the Destiny.

Check them out:



#11

Yeah, you’ll have to super glue it back together.

I can’t imagine you would have to replace the battery very often though.

You can just apply a couple dabs of glue (not to much) just to hold it together and carefully pry apart when needed.


#12

what about some sort of clear silicone based adheseive ike caulk or something


#13

it would be wierd but you could get small pieces of clear tape


(WildCat23) #14

How would it be weird? Just another way to put it back together. My suggestion, use rubber cement.


#15

Electrical tape. Black, 1" wide electrical tape. 4 strips, one for each side, wrap it around the top and bottom. Poke a hole through the top and bottom hole openings. Problem fixed.

Wait… nevermind.


#16

LOL.

I would try a small amount of superglue, then mark where that spot(s) is (are) and take some acetone to it when you want to take it apart again. a SMALL amount of acetone so you dont melt the plastic


#17

I just took one layer of scotch tape and put it around the inside of the dice before putting it back together. it holds snug now.


#18

How 'bout clear black electrical tape?

Yeah, silicone would work. Just don’t use to much.


#19

In my experience, even a small amount of acetone will give clear plastic a wierd frosted look. could look cool like that, but i wouldnt risk it if you want to keep it clear.