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Old 06-24-2013, 03:15 PM   #1
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Need advice on how to loosen up bolts coated in rhino liner

My rear hatch won't open and all of the bolts/screws surrounding the latch panel were heavily coated in rhino liner by the previous owner. Any tips on how to loosen them up without messing up the liner around them?

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Old 06-24-2013, 06:01 PM   #2
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If it was me, I'd hit em with a rubber mallet, spray em with Kano Kroil and see if that did the job:

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Old 06-25-2013, 10:07 AM   #3
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Actually cut the rhino liner around the edge of the bolt/nut - it can be peeled away in small chunks that way. Then scrape it off the nut/bolt to get a wrench on it and crank away.
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Actually cut the rhino liner around the edge of the bolt/nut - it can be peeled away in small chunks that way. Then scrape it off the nut/bolt to get a wrench on it and crank away.
I agree. You can always hit it again with a can of liner if you are worried the bolt may rust.
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:54 AM   #5
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The second suggestion worked perfectly!! Now I have a rear hatch I can use. Wahoo!!
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