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Old 04-26-2005, 04:26 AM   #1
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Get Off Rust

I have an Exhaust tip on my car and i was going to take it off one day and shine it up until i tryed to unscrew the 2 screws that held it on. They are rusted so bad that i put all my weight on it and it still wont loosten. I tryed wd40 and other things and those dont work. So i was wondering if anyone knew of anything really strong or somehow to get the rust off and unscrew the damn rusted out screwd..thanks
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Old 04-26-2005, 01:50 PM   #2
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Ahhh Wisconsin. Gotta luv the rust.

Did you try PB-blaster? That generally works for me.

However, exhaust components do not see the usuall rusting due to the extra temperatures involved. I see 2 options:

1) Polish your tip while it is still on the car.

2) See if you can cut, drill, snap, whatever, those screws to get the tip off and then install it with new screws after cleaning out the treads.

I just found a dual chrome tip in my front yard. For fun, I was going to put it on my POS Blazer until the tailpipe fell off. Oh well.
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Old 04-26-2005, 04:24 PM   #3
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Go to a local hardware store and ask if they have any screw removers or something to that affect. Its pretty easy, you just use the bit to drill into the screw, and it forces it to twist out..
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Old 04-27-2005, 02:04 AM   #4
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Go to a local hardware store and ask if they have any screw removers or something to that affect. Its pretty easy, you just use the bit to drill into the screw, and it forces it to twist out..

ok thanks for the help, im going to try them tomorrow
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