Fenix L1P easy head unpotting.

abvidledUK

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One of my L1P's came with a potted / loctited head.

After reading several CPF posts about boiling, baking etc, I didn't want to subject mine to those. Might damage reflector / electronics.

My simple solution....hairdryer...on HOT.

I held the L1P body / head at the open end, and directed the HOT air from hairdryer at the head threads.

Just about when it got too hot to handle, I grasped head and body between hands, and twisted.

It moved ! Not a lot, probably around a few mm. But no more.

I heated again, no movement.

However, after it all cooled down, I gave a big twist, and it came apart easily, presumably initial twist broke the seal, and cooling allowed for better grip and some slight change in diameter of head.

After cleaning debris, with toothpick, I now have unpotted L1P.

Easy peasy.....
 

Norm

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I removed the pill from a L1Tusing the same method, except my heat source was a small fan heater, it also helps to have a good set of internal circlip pliers and a strap wrench.
Norm
 

aljsk8

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i ordered a L1P unpotted months ago - i thought un potted ment the pill - not the head!

well the head was unpotted - but the pill wasnt

thanks for clearing up this confusion

im going to give it away to a friend - id like to mod it but way too hard to remove pill!

Alex
 

abvidledUK

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aljsk8 said:
i ordered a L1P unpotted months ago - i thought un potted ment the pill - not the head!

well the head was unpotted - but the pill wasnt

thanks for clearing up this confusion

im going to give it away to a friend - id like to mod it but way too hard to remove pill!

Alex

PM sent !!
 

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