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Old 03-30-2009, 02:14 PM   #1
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XENON Fender Flare

I bought a set of Xenon Flares and am having a problem putting them on. The original flares are on my jeep now and some of the bolts are rusted and stuck on. What can i do to get these off so I can install my new ones? I have tried everything I can think of. Any help would be great.


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Old 03-30-2009, 02:20 PM   #2
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break them and get new ones

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Old 03-30-2009, 02:39 PM   #3
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I agree with TeeJay, you will have to use new hardware. When I replaced mine, I used a dremel tool and ground the heads off to remove the old flares. After removing the flares, I carefully drilled out the old riv-nuts. My stealership had replacement riv-nuts, but they were $4 each. If I remember correctly, you should only need 8 new ones. I opted to be creative and fished bolts through the access holes. It took a good bit of time and a lot of frustration, but I got it done. If I were to do it again, I would spend the $32 on the OE riv-nuts.
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Old 03-30-2009, 03:09 PM   #4
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I dont mind buying new rivnuts, my only question now is...How do i break the rusted old ones, some of them are realllly realllly hard to reach????? Thanks guys!

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Old 03-30-2009, 04:08 PM   #5
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What about a whiz wheel or cut off tool? Think i will be able to get it up there, and will it cut enough off to work?
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Old 03-30-2009, 06:26 PM   #6
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that will work i just drilled mine out

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