Whatever it takes...

Discussion in 'Exterior' started by Drae, Jun 3, 2019.

  1. MrSticker

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    Good trick! Another trick is to just loosen lug nuts a small amount then drive car a few feet and tap brakes. Might go forward and back both. I've had that break it loose. I clean it and put a little no-seize-em on the flat area before reassembling. "They" don't advise putting anything on lug nut threads. Many opinions on that there one!
     
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    Btw, if you can get at it, blowtorch and candlewax are magical
     
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    I sprayed Aero Kroil all over that thing for multiple days and that thing refused to give. I always kick my tire a few times and it usually came off. I wish I would've just had your problem.
     
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    I have had to snap a few off by tightening them when they wouldn't budge buut if the hex head is good adn you can drive a 6 point socket on it you should be able to break it off.
    I use lots of PB Blaster and sometimes some torch.

    I had one that we could not grip even with the lug nut removal tools and driving sockets on.
    Ended up cutting it off but had to do a little damage to the wheel around the hole the nut fits in. It was a town car so there was a center to hide everything so no big deal.

    Had to use a landscaping timber to get the wheel off hub once nuts were off.
    Kicked it and hit it and was getting ready to drive it and drop it hard on ground a few times but saw a 7-8 foot piece we could pick up. Slid it under front of car and on 2nd hit to tire it fell off.
     
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    I wish your problem had been easy too.

    I think the corrosion between different metals was my problem. But what do I know. I never have slept at a Holiday Inn. ;)
     

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