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Old 12-28-2005, 10:05 PM
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How to remove broken screws from torq thrust wheels

The Torq Thrust wheels I inherited for our mustang are in pretty nice shape except that the previous owner had used low grade screws on the center caps. Many have corroded and broken off flush with the wheel.

What's the best way to get them out
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this has worked for me:

lay the wheel down, spray with Blaster, tap tap tap with a hammer to work the blaster down the threads, let it soak overnight, spray again and tap some more....patience is the key...let the Blaster break the galvanic bond between the two different metals from wet-hot-cold 10,000 times

Sears/Ace Hardware/etc., #1 "screw out" ($3?), it's a hardened reverse threaded screw extractor for broken screws that fits in your threading tap handle

punch the screw center, drill a 1/16" shallow hole, tap the 'screw out" in to get a bite, turn right, stubborn, drill bigger-go deeper

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Old 12-29-2005, 11:16 AM
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What's the best way to get them out


Kroil is the BEST penetrating fliud I have ever used in 30 years of messing with old cars. It works where others failed.

I would put some Kroil in the holes once or twice a day for 3 or 4 days. Then use a reverse drill bit that is small than the bolts.......drill down and they just back out....worked for me...a couple times....

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Duece, dumb question but what store(s) carry Kroil?
I "googled" it and it does sound good....no chain store links came up

thanks' my Blaster can is bout' empty
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Deuce, dumb question but what store(s) carry Kroil?
I "googled" it and it does sound good....no chain store links came up
http://www.jdheritage.net/DeerelyDep...Items/4001.asp

Old farm tractor restorers around here use it and turned me on to it..... I used to make a bunch of parts for them at the machine shop...
The John Deere store here has it....
I prefer the can....squirt type.....less waste...IMHO

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I think PB blaster is better than Kroil. I'v used Kroil b4, and it works, I used pb blaster and it does work good too, that is all I buy. I know that PB blaster has some additive that is a good rust eater, maby kroil has the same additive?
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