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Old 10-16-2007, 09:18 PM   #35
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Originally Posted by sikhkd View Post
slice it until its all gone, at first it seemed impossible but once you get the hang of it, its not so hard. start with the hole where the keyring goes, and work your way down, be careful because the knife usually slips right off
thanks for the encouragement.

i finally got through it.

for those that are thinking about trying this. you should go into it knowing that this key was NEVER meant to be opened. the damn thing looks like it was molded as one piece. as a word of advice, slice and strip the plastic straight along the groove. don't angle it or anything trying to search for a wedge...there is NONE. just work your way through the plastic and kind of dig along the groove until it comes apart. i'd say after you cut through 90% of the plastic, you MAY start prying.

for those old enough to have enjoyed shawshank redemption, think about andy dufresne. all it takes is time and pressure...that and a big goddamn poster.
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