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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-21-2002, 08:51 PM
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OK kids here is something that I just found out and I though that I would pass it on.........I was pulling apart a set of leaf springs for a rebuild and (of course) when I went to remove the nut from the centering bolt - it was rusted on GOOD. well.....I had no PB, liquid wrench or anything at hand so my brother says "why don't you try lacquer thinner?"......so I did.....within a few minutes of soaking down the bolt it came off VERY easily.......as it turns out the lacquer thinner worked MUCH better than anything else that I have ever used for rusted bolts......next time you need to remove a rusted bolt and there is no paint or plastic surrounding the rusted bolt go ahead and TRY LACQUER THINNER [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
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You forgot another bonus........the fumes from the lacquer thinner! [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] Just kidding [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]
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who cana bolt rusted thinner wrench oops to much thinner [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: remove rusted bolts easier

I'll have to give that a try.

I have also used a candle. Yep, works awesome. Use it just like soldier, heat one end of the bolt and apply the regular candle, the wax will wick into the bolt and act as a lubricant. The most rusted up stuff will zip right off easily.
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Cool,
Just dont use the candle and the lacquer thinner at the same time-----------POOF-----------
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Coke works if you can soak it.
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Coke (Soda) works because of the phosphoric acid in it. I have also
used brake fluid, as it can penitrate almost ANYTHING. Just don't
use it, or the laquer thinner, near a painted finish you care about.
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Hmmm ~ I bought a Tin top a couple of weeks ago and ALL the lug nuts are frozen ~ even after several liberal applications of PB blaster. I did get 1 to turn !! Guess I gotta keep working on it!
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Larry,

If all else fails, try tightening them a bit more then loosening. I have broken nuts loose this way before.
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I've used coke several times to free up seized engines. Just pull the head off, pour some coke into each cylinder, let sit for a week or two, then put a flywheel wrench on the flywheel and force the engine over.

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