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Old 03-02-2011, 06:45 PM   #1
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installing new mirror mounts any tips?

To get the old screws out, any tips since they are painted over?

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Old 03-03-2011, 03:23 AM   #2
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Etch the paint around the torx head with a scribe. Use some penetrant. Place torx head bit into the bolt head, smack a few times lightly with a hammer. More penetrant. Pray.

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Old 03-03-2011, 08:39 AM   #3
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I will be removing the old bracket ofcorse, what can I expect under there?
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Old 03-03-2011, 08:48 AM   #4
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I will be removing the old bracket ofcorse, what can I expect under there?
You will find clear coated paint and there is ALWAYS the chance of finding some sort of rust. It is a Jeep after all.
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Old 03-04-2011, 05:26 AM   #5
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I used a small propane torch and PB blaster. Also a hand impact tool with a big F...KING hammer. Good luck!!!
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Old 03-04-2011, 08:58 AM   #6
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Use a small propane torch on a really low flame( blue flame extended about 1/4 of an inch out the tip) and apply heat directly to the center of the torx for a minute or 2(the low flame will help to not burn the surrounding paint) that will melt the factory loctite, then apply the torx and hammer method. I just replaced my tailgate and snapped a torx bit off before I tried the propane torch trick. the 3 I heated came out half way easy, I had a heck of a time getting the 1 with the snapped torx out and had to destroy the old tailgate and sawzall it out.
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Old 03-04-2011, 09:21 AM   #7

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i had to weld nuts to the torx heads and after it cools,work the bolts back and forth GENTLY backing it out a little more each time.i also had to drill and tap it sucked! good luck

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