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Unread 10-01-2008, 10:54 PM   #1
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Anyone know any good ways to get out stripped torx bolts

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Unread 10-01-2008, 11:00 PM   #2
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There's several ways really.
* If you have a welder, just tack a nut onto the head of it.
* If you have a grinder, then grind a slot into it and use a flat head screwdriver.
* Can you get a set of vice-grips on the head of the bolt?

I'm sure there are a couple more tricks, besides drilling them out, but can't think of any right now.
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Get a tube of valve grinding compound (paste) and fill the head of the Torx fastener completely full. Gently tap Torx driver into the head of the fastener until it is completely "bottomed out" and then remove the bolt normally. This works on all stripped allen head & Torx head fasteners, unless they are severely mutilated.



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i use my Dremel to cut the thing off
when my friends get into that situation
because i don't
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One more trick is to use a dremmel and cut the sides off of two sides, and use an open end wrench on it.
Anytime I have to take a torx bolt out, I use an impact driver on it. I bought a pretty nice one from Harbor Friegnt Tools. It's the kind you hit with a hammer as you are turning it. Work's like a champ every time. I don't want to take a chance on stripping those stoooopid bolts out.
Get a can of PB and spray it for a couple days too.
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Get a tube of valve grinding compound (paste) and fill the head of the Torx fastener completely full. Gently tap Torx driver into the head of the fastener until it is completely "bottomed out" and then remove the bolt normally. This works on all stripped allen head & Torx head fasteners, unless they are severely mutilated.



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Do you have to let the stuff set and dry first? If so, how long...?
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I doubt it. Sounds like a great idea. It'll give the bit "bite" so it doesn't spin out and strip.
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Unread 10-02-2008, 01:20 PM   #8
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Do you have to let the stuff set and dry first? If so, how long...?
No, it doesn't "dry" as it's not an adhesive. It's just a lubricating paste with "grit" in it. The solid grit material takes up the slop & prevents slippage of the driver. Fill in the head of the fastener, then remove it, no waiting.
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No, it doesn't "dry" as it's not an adhesive. It's just a lubricating paste with "grit" in it. The solid grit material takes up the slop & prevents slippage of the driver. Fill in the head of the fastener, then remove it, no waiting.
That bit of information could have come in handy a few days ago...
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This is sort of on topic, a buddy told me the other day, and I used this trick to get the spring perch studs out of a dana 60 from a late seventies dodge.

Heat up the stuck fastener, as hot as you can, then hold a candle to it where the threads go into whatever. The wax chases the threads like flux. I'll tell you, if the studs weren't so hot, I think I could have gotten em out with my fingers.
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drill a hole beside it and use a different bolt. i had to on the seat belt where it mounts to the floor.
it is safe though, i used the provided floor supports.
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That bit of information could have come in handy a few days ago...
Just think how easy it'll be next time!
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Next time I just hope the damn things don't strip
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This is sort of on topic, a buddy told me the other day, and I used this trick to get the spring perch studs out of a dana 60 from a late seventies dodge.

Heat up the stuck fastener, as hot as you can, then hold a candle to it where the threads go into whatever. The wax chases the threads like flux. I'll tell you, if the studs weren't so hot, I think I could have gotten em out with my fingers.
wow I had never heard of that one.. I'll have to try it!

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