I have that same kit and was one of the unlucky ones to have the threads, gaul, the first time I tried to remove it.
Yes, I even used the small amount anti size and it went on smooth as silk.
I ended up getting a new baldwin base.
Then I machined the threads off drilled and tap it for a new steel spud I got off the internet.
No issues since.
There is a lot of great info here on alt filters thanks for the info its always great to have options.
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