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post #1 of 10 Old 08-07-2002, 10:39 AM Thread Starter
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Best solvent?

Okay Im going crazy here with my jeep.

This sucker is turning more into a nightmare every time I get near it.

Almost every bolt on this sucker is frozen solid with rust. Ive been able to get a lot of them off with a cheater bar and a torch, even cut a few of them off as well.

As I am still breaking bolts down and a lot of places I cant get a good anngle with cheater Im looking for a GOOD real GOOD lubricating Solvent.

How about some suggestions?

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post #2 of 10 Old 08-07-2002, 12:33 PM
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PB Blaster is the one you want....

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post #3 of 10 Old 08-07-2002, 01:12 PM
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If you can get heat onto the bolt-head .. and have a stick of bees wax .. heat the bolt head and smear bees wax all over it ... the heat will draw the molten wax down the threads and make things just a little easier to break loose ..

Also, using heat with WD40 does wonders ..

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Done the heat with WD 40, gonna try the bees wax on the two lower seat belt bolts. AS of now the Torx heads are stripped out of them Ive used heat/WD40/Erusticator and even used a impact driver. Havent moved them a friggin inch.

Only thing I can get around them now is a pipe wrench. Will try the bees wax this weekend see what comes from it. Also I will go out and buy some PB blaster if someone can tell me who might carry it.
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post #5 of 10 Old 08-07-2002, 04:52 PM
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Seatbelt bolts?!

Those are a pain at the best of times. They are hardened grade 8 (maybe grade 10) bolts .. very difficult to drill out unless you have a good drill, lots of bits and use huge amounts of cutting oil.

When I was planning on doing up my dual-seatbelt setup, I soaked everything, top and bottom daily for a week with WD40, and even then I broke 2 torx drivers ..

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I couldn't find PB Blast anywhere either so I just bought liquid wrench in the spray. I dowsed all the bolts a few days ago. Then I put it on jack stands today, pulled the tires and started soaking it again. I went around it 3 times with the spray. Then I started loosening bolts. Didn't break a single bolt or round a single head. Even the nuts came off the spring U-bolts.

I pulled both axles out today for re-gearing.

The biggest problem I had was pulling the right rear brake drum. The rivits on the shoes have gone into them at lest a 1/4". What a pain. It took me an extra hour to get it off. All in all I was done in 5 hours including clean up. (just pulling the axles and loading in the back of my truck to have the gears installed by a friend)

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WD 40 is not a penetrating oil and evaporates way too quickly. Just did a quick search and found this website where you can order PB Blaster on-line at $4 a pop....

http://www.blasterproducts.com/store...m?Product_ID=1

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post #8 of 10 Old 08-13-2002, 11:18 AM
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DaveFL,
In Florida, you should be able to get PB Blaster at any Discount Auto Parts, Auto Zone, or Pep Boys. I have used the stuff on my project and it has worked great. We only had to grind off 2 bolts on the whole jeep that sat in the Florida weather for 8 years.

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heh thanks I actually found PB blaster at a plumbing supply place up the road. Been soaking the seat belt bolts in it every day giving it a tug or two after work but not been able to budge them yet.

On a side note it worked great on a few other things I removed. Im sold on the PB blaster.
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PB Blaster
WD-40 (yes, it IS a penetrant, albiet not very good one)
Kerosene
Kroil (best imo)
Liquid Wrench
plutonium

All these work pretty good, but my motto is: "If it's too rusted or dinged-up to wrench it off with normal tools, then it's time to drill it out, grind it off, or whatever it takes to replace it."

Think about it... you probably won't reinstall that fastener anyway. JUNK IT!

Peace bros.

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