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    Default Re: how to remove Markins quick shoe?

    maybe this is not the right place to ask.. who wanna get the QR Clamp? we can do a mini mass order? heehee
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    Default Re: how to remove Markins quick shoe?

    Quote Originally Posted by jaRv1s View Post
    they do trade-in for other manufacturers' plates only... you'll get 22.5 discount off their plate after sending in your plate... clamp no trade in no discount...
    oops, read that wrongly. Thanks for the correction.
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    hope this will helps....

    finally I remove the screw plate.
    and I can switch the Quick release plate.....

    For those who wanted to know how I remove.

    Here are the steps how to remove it.

    Type of equipments and tooling.
    1) Industrial hot air blower.
    2) A Ring wrench
    3) A table top vice clamp
    4) some used rags

    Step 1
    Notice there is a Bubble spirit level.
    Use a small size allen key and pull it from the back of the screw plate.
    This is the ensure while using the hot air blower will be damage the
    bubble spirit level due to the high temperature.

    Step 2
    Use the hot air blower to blow on the top of the screw plate.
    for around 5 to 10 mins. (Make sure dont over burn it)

    Step 3
    Use a wet rag and cool the screw plate down.

    Step 4
    Use as many rags as possible and place it on the vice clamp.
    to protect the BH and having any damages during removing the screw plate.
    (Before that make sure you have tighten all the BH knots. To prevent shifted or move during removing the screw plate)

    Step 5
    Tighten the vice clamp and make sure the BH are placing at the right position.
    what i mean by right position is. the knots doesnt in contacted to the vice clamp.

    Step 6
    Check the BH is tighten tight.

    Step 7
    Use as many rags as possible to wrap around the screw knot at the plate.
    insert the ring wrench into the screw knot.

    Step 8
    Turn the ring wrench at anti clockwise. (Slowly)
    (Please use a longer ring wrench this will help you and will have more torque force to remove the plate)

    Step 9
    After that you able to loosen the screw plate.
    once you have remove the screw plate.

    Step 10
    Congratulation to you..!!!!!
    You have just remove your screw plate.
    and able to switch to any clamp that you prefer too.

    Note :
    If you still cant remove the screw plate.
    go back to Step 2 and try again.. dont give up yet...
    I been trying many ways and methods to remove...
    and I have give up...... but after a few days
    I really wanted to remove it.....and finally I had remove it...
    That really make me very happy now.....

    You don't need to use a mallet to knock it or using a flame torque....
    If you need any advice let me know...
    I will try to advice you.....if I can....


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    Default Re: how to remove Markins quick shoe?

    Great that you have succeeded in removing your QR clamp. I guess this method would cause less damage than the hammer method suggested by Markins as it could turn into a potential catastrophy. The only problem I foresee in this method is, they use a very unique greasing compound in the pan head. Will this hot air blow cause any damage to that? Have you tried opening the pan base to see whether there's any molten grease or any other lubricant leak?

    PS: I tried to remove the QR clamp on my Q20 and decided to live with the default one sour grapes..haha..

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    Quote Originally Posted by geekbrains View Post
    Great that you have succeeded in removing your QR clamp. I guess this method would cause less damage than the hammer method suggested by Markins as it could turn into a potential catastrophy. The only problem I foresee in this method is, they use a very unique greasing compound in the pan head. Will this hot air blow cause any damage to that? Have you tried opening the pan base to see whether there's any molten grease or any other lubricant leak?

    PS: I tried to remove the QR clamp on my Q20 and decided to live with the default one sour grapes..haha..

    Thanks..!!!

    cos I blow it onto the clamp (top surface).
    every time just blow for 2 to 3 mins and try to remove the clamp until I able to remove the clamp this process have to be very slow....

    so far there are no problem on the pan head itself.
    I been using it for more than 6 months and still work good.

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    Thanks! Hope that everything's fine with the lubricant. I'll give it a try if the default QR clamp is really limiting my usage.

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    Default Re: how to remove Markins quick shoe?

    Quote Originally Posted by egnaro View Post
    maybe this is not the right place to ask.. who wanna get the QR Clamp? we can do a mini mass order? heehee
    if you're talking about RRS clamps... just order from their website (they only sell through their store and website)... they process very fast one... normally ship end of the day you ordered... assuming no changes in order quantity shipping terms etc, and bank approved credit card payment on time (website confirm order only pre-authorize your credit card to pay to them, they only charge when they handover to UPS / USPS)...

    if only buying clamps then MO might save a bit on shipping... if buying more than clamps (plates, lens plate, ballhead etc etc) i think buy ownself easier... no hassle ship to your door directly... 4.3 pounds / 2kg only cost like 80++ USD with UPS...

    hope this helps...

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    anyone here using Markins Q3T with RRS clamp? any problem?

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    Alternatively, you can send your Q3T with the clamp back to Markins and they will remove with no charge, but you need to bear shipping costs both ways.

    Shipping from Markins to Singapore is US$30. In addition, you'll need to get a new titanium stud from Markins for US$8 to install your new QR clamp.

    Or you can ship your QR clamp to Markins with your Q3T and get them install it after they remove the Markins clamp.

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    Where can you find an industrial hot air blower?

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    hehe just got my markins q3.. planning on getting an L plate from RRS. any1 wanna share shipping?

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    I need a QR plate from them but i'm scared we might be over and will be GST tax.
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    too late i already ordered mine haha i just got a mail saying its at sing post!! wohoo..

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