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Urgent: Jewelry fell out undetected

Postby kcmil » Fri May 12, 2017 6:37 pm

Just realized that my 6ga. PA barbell fell out at some point today without my knowledge. It has already shrunk down to the point where I cannot insert a 6 gauge carlor taper beyond about 30% without signifigant pain.

Miraculously, another jewelry supplier I bought from just happened to have accidentally sent me an 8 gauge barbell instead of a 6, and fits.

I have that 8 gauge bar in place comfortably right now, but what do I need to know right now in order to achieve the best outcome from this mishap? This piercing is about 4-5 weeks old, and is still healing.

Upon closer inspection, it appears that the problem arises from the fact that these CBB balls only engage 2-1/2 2mm threads when fully tightened. From now on, I think I will be using a dab of Loctite 242 on these CBB balls.
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Postby highdesert » Fri May 12, 2017 10:09 pm

You at least got the 8 in place. Time to let things settle. In couple of weeks you can start attempting to stretch back up to the 6. Long hot soaks greatly help with the stretch. Good luck.
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Postby PyroChris » Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:10 am

Body Circle Designs Curved Barbells have much longer threads than what you mention. Its also a good idea to retighten at least once, or twice a day (morning and night for me). Still, I have had one pop out just as I was leaving the house, and realized it happened mostly because it was a 7/16" ball from a 2 gauge curved barbell. After this was when I started checking/tightening twice a day.
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