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Old 02-26-2014, 03:25 PM   #1
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Anyone have experience using thread chasers to clean out rusted theeads in frame?

Installing my front bumper and the threads in to the frame arrant in the best shape,,, has anyone used a thread chaser to bring the threads back to life? Thanks

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Old 02-26-2014, 03:28 PM   #2
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yes..that is always a great idea

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Old 02-26-2014, 04:00 PM   #3
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I tried, but on one of them, the tap got so tight I was afraid it would break off. I still need to clear another half-inch, or else cut a bolt shorter.
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I tried, but on one of them, the tap got so tight I was afraid it would break off. I still need to clear another half-inch, or else cut a bolt shorter.
I would just keep spraying it and retapping it..get a little more each time
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I would just keep spraying it and retapping it..get a little more each time
Ditto. Keep chasing with plenty of thread cutting oil.
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Old 02-26-2014, 05:54 PM   #6
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Cool, so you def recommend using the thread oil as well a the chaser?
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Old 02-27-2014, 07:05 AM   #8
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The secret is to use plenty of oil (i use pb blaster) and take it slowley one half turn in then one quarter turn out. This will allow the debris to dislodge from the tap so you can go another half turn in. If you try to just screw the tap in all at once you will jamb debris in the tap and break it off. And that aint no fun. BTDT
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Old 02-27-2014, 08:17 AM   #9
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Same process using the thread chaser and not a tap?
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:00 AM   #10
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yeah but a tap might work better..just try them both
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Old 02-27-2014, 02:39 PM   #11
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A tap is pretty agressive as it is meant to cut threads, you also need to be extra careful to start it straight when using a tap
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I've seen guys use a cordless when they run a tap, makes it a little quicker but you have to be extra careful to have everything straight first. Using plenty of oil is the key.
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I've seen guys use a cordless when they run a tap, makes it a little quicker but you have to be extra careful to have everything straight first. Using plenty of oil is the key.
I prefer doing it by hand..in a little,out a little..keep working it and oiling it..a lot less apt to break a tap that way
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The problem with using a cordless is that if the tap should bind up you could break the tap before you can stop it. Since taps are harder than just about all drill bits that could be a real bad thing.
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Success! More oil did the trick; got the tap to run all the way through. I advanced the tap about a half turn and then out, oil and repeat. Thanks, guys.
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Success! More oil did the trick; got the tap to run all the way through. I advanced the tap about a half turn and then out, oil and repeat. Thanks, guys.
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