How To Get the Rubber Off of Rubber Head Key

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Old 08-09-11, 05:24 PM
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How To Get the Rubber Off of Rubber Head Key

Does anyone know how to do this...easily?
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Old 08-09-11, 06:14 PM
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You know I'm gonna ask "why", right? If you are dead set on doing it, use a bench grinder. Hold the key at the base of the rubber and grind the rubber away. Just make sure it isn't "chip" key, or it won't start your car once you grind through the chip.
 
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Old 08-10-11, 04:52 PM
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TY, Chandler.
I work for the key company and bring home a lot of keys.
I recycle the brass. The metal place will give you more if they are clean brass
so I wanted to find a fairly easy way to remove the rubber as there's a lot of brass
there.
Your answer is truly appreciated. I'll give it a try...as soon as I buy a grinder. All I have is a 4" angle grinder. I guess I could hold the key with a pair of channel locks and grind it off
 
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Old 08-10-11, 05:09 PM
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Careful with loading a grinding wheel with soft material. It can cause it to run off balance and explode. 30 0r 40 years ago I would have said to use a torch but now I'd suggest a belt sander with an extra coarse belt. If it is a hand sander hold it in a vice.
 
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Old 08-11-11, 03:32 AM
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Yep, a belt sander WOULD be a better alternative with less load up. Don't try to hold the key and move a hand held grinder. How 'bout an old lead melting pot and torch.....may melt the brass, nevermind.
 
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