I have several bases in which I cannot remove the 40w bulb. In some, it is stuck tight; in others, I can unscrew it about a quarter-turn before it stops and can only be tightened a quarter-turn again. These are in 32oz. bases, so there isn't much room to get in there and get a grip on them.
So how do I get them out? The ones that will turn slightly, I've twisted and untwisted countless times and they still won't come out! Every bulb I put in now, I lube the base with graphite from a pencil to make sure it won't freeze in there, but these are thrift-store finds and I really want to get 'em out so I can use 'em again!
Any suggestions? I've tried everything I can think of...which, admittedly, isn't much since there's so little wiggle room in there...!
Shame to those who break bulbs! Shame, shame, shame..... :)
Like Keith says, grab a household latex cleaning glove and stick put on your hand. The glove will stick to the cool bulb like magic. Often times I only need two fingers (pointer and middle fingers) to get out some nasty stuck bulbs.