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Chads93GT wrote:My life is worth $170. I have it. Simmons roller plate. No thanks.
Vertigo wrote:Yes, it has locktite or some kind of glue on the threads of the 2 bolts. One on each side. I have taken one of mine apart when I broke one of the rollers from use and switched it out with the other roller from the other side. It is very, very, hard to break the glue/locktite loose. I spent 30 minutes at least trying to break it before it loosened. I'd like to know if there is any kind of adhesive remover or locktite remover that could be used to make them easier to service. I'm sure PMI doesn't want anyone to service them, and of course it voids any warranty, but as far as I know, there really isn't a warranty on wearing out the rollers. I think the roller lasted around 200,000ft. of ropework and caving. As of 6 months ago, I noticed mine and a couple of my friend's chest plates have some kind of manufacturing defect in the etching of the logos on the front, as in these areas have been cracking and the aluminum flaking off as if exposed to battery acid, which they were not. My old roller from 2006 did not have this defect, but I have been caving too much to send the new one back, as I need it too much.
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