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On Sun, 05 Nov 2017 11:48:25 -0500, Tony Cooper<tonycooper214@gmail.com> wrote:

>On Sun, 05 Nov 2017 16:12:47 +0100, android<here@there.was> wrote:
>
>>In article<927uvctm0c7qb82n6enke90jqfh9ls7ld9@4ax.com>,
>> Tony Cooper<tonycooper214@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> On Sun, 05 Nov 2017 06:43:45 +0100, android<here@there.was> wrote:
>>> 
>>> >In article<llosvc522kjjna9i51nblj7lrhu1bteuab@4ax.com>,
>>> > rwalker<rwalker@despammed.com> wrote:
>>> >
>>> >> On Sat, 4 Nov 2017 20:46:42 -0400, Ken Hart<kwhart1@frontier.com>
>>> >> wrote:
>>> >> 
>>> >> >On 11/04/2017 08:33 PM, rwalker wrote:
>>> >> >> On Sat, 04 Nov 2017 17:27:15 -0700, Savageduck
>>> >> >> <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote:
>>> >> >> 
>>> >> >>> On Nov 4, 2017, rwalker wrote
>>> >> >>> (in article<ccjsvcleg5vcdf3l0825fpkh6r9r0km3al@4ax.com>):
>>> >> >>>
>>> >> >>>> Haven't checked in here in a long time. Greetings to all the
>>> >> >>>> regulars. I've got a Vivitar cicular polarizer (77 mm) stuck to a
>>> >> >>>> Firecrest IRND 18 sunfilter (77 mm). They seem to have become welded
>>> >> >>>> together. Any advise on how to get them apart? Tried putting on some
>>> >> >>>> heavy duty latex surgical gloves and seeing if that would give me a
>>> >> >>>> better grip, but no use. Any suggestions?.
>>> >> >>>
>>> >> >>> It sounds as if you are in need of a filter wrench of the appropriate 
>>> >> >>> size.
>>> >> >>> Available at B&H, or Amazon.
>>> >> >>>
>>> >> >>> <https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/Other-Filter-
>>> >> >>> Accessories/ci/122/N/4026728365>
>>> >> >> 
>>> >> >> 
>>> >> >> I think I'm going to invest in one.  Finally got them unstuck.  After
>>> >> >> I had them inside for a couple of hours warming they loosened up.
>>> >> >> Arthritis in my fingers, particularly my thumbs, makes these things
>>> >> >> much harder than they used to be.
>>> >> >> 
>>> >> >
>>> >> >I once used a plumber's pipe wrench on a filter stuck on a lens. I 
>>> >> >mounted the lens in the workshop bench vise.
>>> >> >Fortunately it was a filter I didn't care about. And while I cared about 
>>> >> >the lens, it was a common one and not too expensive.
>>> >> 
>>> >> Interesting approach!
>>> >
>>> >the real thing is less than usd 2:
>>> >
>>> ><https://www.ebay.com/sch/Filters/15216/i.html?_from=R40&_sop=15&...
>>> >wrench&rt=nc&LH_BIN=1>
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Right, and if you want to wait for a few weeks for it to arrive from
>>> China, it's a good deal.  Estimated delivery is between November 21st
>>> and December 26th.
>>> 
>>> Adorama will get it to you faster, but they add shipping charges so
>>> the total price is about $6.00.  
>>> 
>>> I'd try the "hare-brained" methods first, though.  I have one of those
>>> rubber strap wrenches that does not harm what it's used on, and it
>>> applies even pressure.  First, though, heat it up with my wife's hair
>>> dryer.   
>>
>>Soo... You'd risk them rubber gaskets in a USD 1K+ weather sealed lense 
>>by overheating them just to save a few bucks... :-)) Should go into lens 
>>MF. Cathingcathing!
>
>If I had a UD $1,000 lens, I wouldn't be using a Vivitar filter on it.

Well, I thought to add in my original post that the vivitar filter was
probably the first mistake, so point taken.