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Old 09-19-2005, 05:57 AM
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Tip of the day #11?

When doing restoration type work where you'll be installing bolts that are painted I've found if you place some zip lock sandwich bag type plastic over the bolt head before pushing the socket on it helps big time in saving the paint on the bolt. Regular old fashioned 6 point sockets also work best.

If the socket to bolt fit is too tight you may want to switch to a metric socket- example 13mm may work better on that 1/2" headed bolt.

If you've got some major aligning to do where the bolts will be loosened and tightened many times it's best to have some mock up bolts with plastic washers, then when the panel fit is dialed go back and change out the bolts one by one.

Eastwood and SnapON offer socket sets with plastic inserts for installing bolts without marring the bolt heads but they just aren't made to apply the amount of torque some of these fasteners need resulting in insert damage- these sockets strip out very easily.

This is probably not much of a tip compared to most, but I thought it might just save someone some aggravation.

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That's a great tip Bob, especially with the recent discussions on detail.

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Another great tip Bob... Jim would be soo proud of this He is on vacation right now

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I just don't know about all these tips now!

Burger-King said buy post-it notes and I did but the windshield is getting full, almost can't see out of it.

If I hit someone, would the lawyer sue the last or highest number of the post-it notes at the time of accident?
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Thats a tip I haven't tried yet. Paint sure comes of newly painted bolts easily.
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Burger-King said buy post-it notes and I did but the windshield is getting full, almost can't see out of it.
LOL ....................
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