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Old 05-03-2018, 08:48 PM   #1
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whatís the best way NOT to round these bolts off? Some 23 years later I want to take off what the factory put on and Iím already scared Iím gonna round them off. Any tricks?

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Spray the studs coming out with some PB blaster and let it sit for awhile. If you can wait a day or two that's even better. Heating the nuts up with a torch would also help to loosen them up but would probably kill the paint too. Use a 6 point socket and give the wrench a good smack instead of trying to break them loose slowly. You can also try wiggling them back and forth slowly. What are they for?
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whatís the best way NOT to round these bolts off? Some 23 years later I want to take off what the factory put on and Iím already scared Iím gonna round them off. Any tricks?

Lubrication is a must. Put a little heat to them with a butane torch. But only on the bolt threads.
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Broke almost half of mine last time I pulled the fenders. Went to Lowe's and got all stainless. Cost about $10. Was worth it.
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Spray the studs coming out with some PB blaster and let it sit for awhile. If you can wait a day or two that's even better. Heating the nuts up with a torch would also help to loosen them up but would probably kill the paint too. Use a 6 point socket and give the wrench a good smack instead of trying to break them loose slowly. You can also try wiggling them back and forth slowly. What are they for?
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Spray the studs coming out with some PB blaster and let it sit for awhile. If you can wait a day or two that's even better. Heating the nuts up with a torch would also help to loosen them up but would probably kill the paint too. Use a 6 point socket and give the wrench a good smack instead of trying to break them loose slowly. You can also try wiggling them back and forth slowly. What are they for?
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got the PS off and I have new words to live by when it comes to my nuts. ď Lubricant and good smack will get it offĒ
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