How to remove a stuck battery cap from a Mag-Lite?
September 1, 2008 7:16 PM Subscribe
The battery cap on my Mag-Lite is stuck. Any ideas as to how to remove it?
posted by Ziggy Zaga to Home & Garden (9 answers total)
I tried using bare hands, rubber gloves for extra traction, sticking the damn thing in a vise and repeating but I cannot get the cap off. It will not twist one iota. It stripped some of the rubber off my vise.
I also tried spraying the point of contact between the cap and barrel with WD-40 and later tried lubricating it with oil. No luck.
Right now I have it wrapped in a condom and sitting in a bucket of ice. The idea is to get it to contract some, but maybe I haven't thought my cunning plan all the way through.
Any other ideas as to how I might be able to get the cap off?