I've had a S&J Hardware type 3 follower and Wolff XP magazine spring laying around for a couple years now and finally decided to tackle the mag tube removal job on my 7+1 Mossberg 500 Persuader. Never had any problems with the factory follower and spring but wanted to upgrade anyways. I used the electric stove method and it worked perfectly. I tried it the first time and didn't let enough of the loc-tite to burn off, the second try I let it smoke for several minutes and it turned off very easily with just a gloved hand. I held the area of the receiver/tube junction right over the glowing orange eye without touching the eye.