New micro 355 cheek piece issue

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New micro 355 cheek piece issue

Post by Mixter » Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:59 am

I have been reading that there is a common issue of the screws stripping the plastic on the cheek piece. Mine unfortunately are stripped and it won’t tighten. I was trying to take my time but it still stripped.
Is it worth gettin another one or are there better aftermarket options?

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Re: New micro 355 cheek piece issue

Post by xcaliber » Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:17 am

Contact customer service for a replacement one. I’m running without one because I shoot lefty, and the Apprentice shoots right. I also need to replace mine at some time. :eusa-popcorn:
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Re: New micro 355 cheek piece issue

Post by W.Miguire » Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:33 am

You should contact Excalibur for advice. What I use a piece of foam pipe insolation with two sided tape to attach it. it works great.
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Re: New micro 355 cheek piece issue

Post by Deaf jeff » Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:35 am

i dont use one so dont know how they fasten on but would a strip of velcro or double sided tape in between stock and cheek piece serve the purpose to hold it in place if holes are stripped :?:
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Re: New micro 355 cheek piece issue

Post by Mixter » Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:37 pm

Customer service is helping me out...are there any aftermarket suggestions? And adjustable ones?

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Re: New micro 355 cheek piece issue

Post by PublicLandHunter1 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:41 pm

I contacted Dawn when I stripped mine out on the bulldog 380. She stated they would take care of it. I just decided to buy a larger fastener and glue it in. I have not had any problems with it since.
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Re: New micro 355 cheek piece issue

Post by janesy » Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:39 pm

I usually add a couple dabs of clear silicone to the under side of the cheek piece so when it's installed there is no movement of creaking in the cold weather.
This also means I don't have to reef the screws in tight.
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Re: New micro 355 cheek piece issue

Post by shafferm » Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:52 pm

Mixter,

The first repair option if you wanted to fix the stripped out plastic on the cheekpiece are threaded inserts. You drill out the holes larger to fit the brass inserts and press them into the cheekpiece. Then you will need to get replacement screws. I did this modification on one cheekpiece, although I decided to start working up some other options.
https://www.ezlok.com/threaded-inserts-for-plastic

I used the 8-32 size ones from McMaster Carr part number 94615A114

Here were a couple of other modifications that I came up with for an adjustable cheekpiece.

http://www.excaliburcrossbow.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=62200&p=612658&hilit=cheekpiece#p612658

http://www.excaliburcrossbow.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=61527&p=622269&hilit=cheekpiece&sid=a5945da21300b513f49a7f5d5bac8af3#p622269

http://www.excaliburcrossbow.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=63918&p=626138&hilit=cheekpiece#p626138
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Re: New micro 355 cheek piece issue

Post by Mixter » Wed May 01, 2019 1:09 am

shafferm wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:52 pm
Mixter,

The first repair option if you wanted to fix the stripped out plastic on the cheekpiece are threaded inserts. You drill out the holes larger to fit the brass inserts and press them into the cheekpiece. Then you will need to get replacement screws. I did this modification on one cheekpiece, although I decided to start working up some other options.
https://www.ezlok.com/threaded-inserts-for-plastic

I used the 8-32 size ones from McMaster Carr part number 94615A114

Here were a couple of other modifications that I came up with for an adjustable cheekpiece.

http://www.excaliburcrossbow.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=62200&p=612658&hilit=cheekpiece#p612658

http://www.excaliburcrossbow.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=61527&p=622269&hilit=cheekpiece&sid=a5945da21300b513f49a7f5d5bac8af3#p622269

http://www.excaliburcrossbow.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=63918&p=626138&hilit=cheekpiece#p626138
Those are pretty cool ideas

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Re: New micro 355 cheek piece issue

Post by foofoo » Fri May 03, 2019 10:10 pm

my Gen 1 micro had clicks and pops to it when i put my cheek on it.tried tightening and lubing the screw. best thing i did was to take it off. it doesnt really do much and isint adjustable anyway. why screw on dead weight. looks nice though.

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Re: New micro 355 cheek piece issue

Post by otisbrazwell » Thu May 09, 2019 7:53 am

I dont use one as I can shoot left or right handed if needed. in the past had that issue blue Loctite worked. they get in the way
of the crank on the bd. :crazy:

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Re: New micro 355 cheek piece issue

Post by Smong2000 » Mon May 13, 2019 6:10 pm

I'm another lefty with a crank... OK that didn't sound too good.
My son in law printed me a new cheek piece with the cut out for crank release lever. Another simple option is to take a Dremel tool and remove a few millimeters of plastic.
For stripped screw problem, you can also use automotive double side trim adhesive tape to attach the cheek piece. Been using it to attach my $0.99 levels on several bows and it holds very well if you let it 'cure' for a day or so in a warm place.

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