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How to Remove Rubber Case Feet

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July 20, 2012 1:59:14 PM

Hello, my current case is an Apevia X-Master HTPC case, but it can be stood vertically.

Here's a link: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Anyways, I currently have it lying horizontally, but I want to stand it up vertically now instead. To do this, I just simply need to remove the rubber feet from the current bottom, turn it on it's side, and then glue them to the new bottom.

I am simply seeking any tips, or experience any of you may have in this matter. What's the best way to do it? Just pull? Also, when I go to re-apply the feet, will hot glue be sufficient? (gravity will be holding it down anyway, so I don't imagine I need ultra-high industrial grade glue.

Also, bear in mind, I would prefer to just simply remove the feet and reapply them without having to remove any components from my case (although I can take off the side panel that currently has the feet attached, if I find I need the room to work on it, or if I need to move it somewhere.
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July 20, 2012 2:33:08 PM

Hi there, get hair drier and warm it up and it will slowly let go.

Than get the alcohol to clean the leftover residue.
July 20, 2012 3:59:02 PM

OK thanks! And so I imagine I should probably take off the side panel that has the feet on it if I'm going to be applying any alcohol right? Because obviously I'm not going to splash it on everywhere (just in the centralized location of where the feet were) but better safe than sorry right?

Also, approximately how long should I heat it for? just keep the hair dryer on it and then slowly try and move it?
Finally, as I mentioned in my first post, will standard hot glue work for the re-application?
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July 22, 2012 12:48:07 AM

All I'm asking for is just a confirmation, before I continue this (probably) simple job.
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July 22, 2012 12:55:26 AM
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paul7799 said:
OK thanks! And so I imagine I should probably take off the side panel that has the feet on it if I'm going to be applying any alcohol right? Because obviously I'm not going to splash it on everywhere (just in the centralized location of where the feet were) but better safe than sorry right?

Also, approximately how long should I heat it for? just keep the hair dryer on it and then slowly try and move it?
Finally, as I mentioned in my first post, will standard hot glue work for the re-application?

Remove all what ever u feel like so u can have easy way to do it.

How long? U can heat it for 3-4min and than than continue to apply the pressure on the heated rubber and it should start to come off.

Than use the alcohol and some cloth to clean it off.

Should take u no more than 10min.

It will come off easier, if it is hot, that residue, that is.
July 22, 2012 12:57:30 AM

Awesome! Thank you very much! :) 
July 22, 2012 12:58:00 AM

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July 22, 2012 12:58:54 AM

Good luck Paul7799!
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July 22, 2012 12:59:28 AM

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