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Re: OT- starting a nut on a bolt with bad threads?
If you've already got the bolt through, it's usually and easy matter to knock that one out by knocking a new one in. So, if you have a problem with thread length that's the way to go. Otherwise, get a thread chase nut from your local hardware store. They're not very expensive and you don't need anything special to use them. They have enough taper to start onto the good threads and will clean up the boogered ones.