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    Dear Sir
    I have B+W UV filter and the B+W polarised filter both stuck and can't be unscrewed. Any suggestion how I could separate them? thank you

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    Default Re: b+w filters

    R they stuck to each other or on a diff lenses?

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    Initally I have the UV filter fixed onto my 24-105 L lens. Then I added in the polarised filter but was unable to unscrew. So I have my polarised filter stuck to my UV filter but they can be removed my lens.

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    Usually when my filters get stuck. Wat I do is I unscrew them w a very minimal force applied. I juz hold lightly on e filters n unscrew - meanin I avoid pressin too hard against e outer race of e filter inwards.

    Hope diz helps...

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    never happened to me before... but you could try putting a rubber band on the circumference of the filter and unscrewing it. The rubber band gives you a bit more grip. Works on bottles. might work on filters...

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    sigh..it doesn't work.. do u think I can send it back to supplier to rectify it? anyway worst case, I may have to buy another UV. but is it ok to use the polarised + uv together? I am using a 24-105 L lens + Canon 30D

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    I'm sure there isn't a need to return them. U'll definitely b able to separate them juz go to bed n work on it tomoro. N yeah... itz alright to use both together.

    Btw, when u screw e PL onto e UV, was there any strong force on ur part?

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    WD-40 maybe ?

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    Try going to a department store, houseware/kitchenware dept and buy one (or maybe two in your case) jar opener. It is a handheld device to open jar lids. Make sure you buy one which opens wide enough for your filter diameter. You may require two to grip both filters and unscrew them.

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    try tie some 'rubber bands' around the filter to get some grip to unscrew...

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    it happened to me .. i brought it down to tcw and the uncle helped me out for free..

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    Default Re: b+w filters

    Apply some Vasoline (small amount only hor) on the thread of your filters before screwing it on your lens lo...this will solve your problem.

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    Default Re: b+w filters

    the last time i encountered that, i wrapped my fingers around the lower filter for a few minutes, and when it expanded slightly, unscrewing the top filter was easier.
    Canon 300D, 30D, 5D. 17-40 f4 L, 24-105 f4 L, 70-200 f2.8 L IS

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