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Joe M
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I've got to get the back plate off on my SG Special to get to the input jack which is a little wonky. It just won't come off easily. I don't want to pry it since any tool I put in the crack between the plate and the body will mar the body finish ( I know, anal). Is there some easy, simple way to get the plate off that I'm missing? 

Thanks for any help.

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37 minutes ago, SteveFord said:

It should pop right off.  Maybe wedge a guitar pick in there to pop it loose?

Wish it was that easy, Steve. Already tried that. I think part, if not all, of the problem is that the plate has never been off.

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38 minutes ago, Sgt. Pepper said:

They might have put it on before the finish totally dried.

Get a peice of the stickest tape you have and stick it to it and pull it up.

Or some suction cup device. 

Or bend a paperclip and put in one of the screw holes. 

 

OMG, Pepper, your suction cup idea was spot on.  Had the gizmo that a GPS suctions to your windshield and, bingo, popped it right off. 

Thank you, thank you, thank you.....=D>

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37 minutes ago, Sgt. Pepper said:

They might have put it on before the finish totally dried.

Get a peice of the stickest tape you have and stick it to it and pull it up.

Or some suction cup device. 

Or bend a paperclip and put in one of the screw holes. 

 

 

Thats using yer noggin. If using the tape, sometimes a sideways pull will fetch it off easier.

I had to use some bluetac today to fish the batteries out of the central heating control unit. 

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2 minutes ago, merciful-evans said:

 

Thats using yer noggin. If using the tape, sometimes a sideways pull will fetch it off easier.

I had to use some bluetac today to fish the batteries out of the central heating control unit. 

I'm an electrician an I use electrical tape all the time to twist and get small light bulbs out of the sockets that get stuck.

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45 minutes ago, Sgt. Pepper said:

I'm an electrician an I use electrical tape all the time to twist and get small light bulbs out of the sockets that get stuck.

Yup, was gonna use electrical tape if the suction cup idea didn't work....gotta have a back-up plan, glad I didn't have to use it. Oh, forgot to mention, I had already tried the paper clip...no go. Moot point now. [biggrin]

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