Underseal and tight bolts

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Underseal and tight bolts

Postby Raver » 28 Mar 2005, 16:57

Im currently tryin to remove the roll cage from my chevette so it can go off to be chromed for when the car comes back on the road. What are the best ways to remove underseal and to loosen nuts, as the ones holding ther main loop and front bars are stupidly tight :?
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Postby Doive » 28 Mar 2005, 16:59

A six foot wrecking bar and 14 stones swinging on it spring to mind.

Underseal may be best removed with either a heat gun and scraper (careful not to set it alight!) or some white spirit and lots of patience.
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Postby chevettev8 » 29 Mar 2005, 13:35

Hammer and chisel for stubborn underseal and try turning the bolts to tighten them first, and a load of wd40, and the biggest lever you can get hold of over your socket wrench, sometimes works!
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Postby Neilyman » 29 Mar 2005, 13:45

& if that don`t work, bring on the angle grinder!
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Postby Shellysowner » 29 Mar 2005, 14:35

Plusgas - it's about £14.99 a can but it's much better than WD40, shifts all but the most stubborn or rusted bolts.
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Postby Doive » 30 Mar 2005, 00:34

Agreed I bought a litre of the stuff last year and used most of it when taking apart the rear axle and brake fittings. No seized or wrung bolts mind, so its good stuff. The only place I could get it was from the online parts stores, B&Q and the local factors couldn't help at all.
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