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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-04-2002, 09:58 PM
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Door Screw Removal

I attempted to remove my door screws today without any luck...tried an impact screwdriver, along with a impact gun, no luck. I noticed that theres quite a bit of paint, looks like touchups, and I'm in the process of sanding the whole thing down to repaint anyways...should I just drop some stripper on those areas to get the excess paint off to loosen the screws, or does anyone have any better ideas...
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Re: Door Screw Removal

You can try to heat the screw itself to break loose that wonderful locktite they use . Let the heat soak in , then try the impact again or a pair of vise-grips . If that don't work, you can just grind the head off , and then remove the stem after the hinge is out of the way .
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yeah those mini torches are great for that as you have a small flame directed where you want it and no place else :-)
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Re: Door Screw Removal

Hi,
I removed my door screws by drilling the heads out. After the head was off the screw removed with no problem.

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Re: Door Screw Removal

The torch works nice. When I recently replaced my door screws with stainless I came up with a really easy method. If you have a dremel, take a cutoff wheel and make a slot in the edge of the screw. Then place a chisel in the slot and give it hit with the hammer. Works like a charm.
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Re: Door Screw Removal

this is all good ideas but b4 you do that try taking a hammer and a screw driver and beating on the screw a lil bit tends to loosen it up
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Use a nice fat bit like what comes with the impact and a 3/8 inch ratchet. Heat will help things along very nicely. When you use a bit and ratchet you are generating a lot more torque than with impact drivers. I've tried impact drivers in the past with hardly any luck. For some reason they just dont work as advertised.
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Re: Door Screw Removal

if you are removing the doors to cut the hinges, they can be cut without removing the door.
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Re: Door Screw Removal

I used a chisel on the outer edge of the screw, give it a few whacks at a 90 degree angle on the edge to dimple it, then tap it around. The screws have thread locking goo on them to keep them from endcrewing themselves.
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Re: Door Screw Removal

Make your life EASY, use the chisel (or cold chisel).
I Tried all the impact garbage (waste of money).
Heating them up can be hard on the paint.
Cuting them while they are still on is alot harder.
Make it easy on yourself, use the CHISEL.
I cut two different sets of doors (while still on).
While I was at Easter Safari someone was showing the chisel method.
It the best method (just my .02)
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