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Old 01-01-2016, 07:29 AM
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Pissed! Linexed Bolt threads

Any ideas on how to remove this crap!!

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Old 01-01-2016, 07:48 AM   #2
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I would talk to the guys that line-x'd it.

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Old 01-01-2016, 08:01 AM   #3
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Old 01-01-2016, 08:06 AM   #4
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I assume you just want to remove the bolts. I would try scoring around the base of the bolt with a utility knife and try to back out the bolt with a pair of vice grips. If they come out, install new bolts
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Old 01-01-2016, 09:15 AM   #5
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Looks like they did a thorough job.

What bolt threads are we looking at?
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Old 01-01-2016, 09:27 AM   #6
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Guess you should have told them to add the extra labor to mask off all parts not wanting the line-X on. Can't blame them unless you specifically said what to and not to do.

A simple die so go over threads to remove, and it won't mess up the part that is supposed to be protected
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Old 01-01-2016, 10:07 AM   #7
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^ what he said. Just run a die over it and it'll be brand new again
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Old 01-01-2016, 10:33 AM   #8
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Good luck fitting a die on there. The looks like the inside of a bumper.

If you paid to have this done, talk to them and ask them for advice. If you did this yourself, look at the package the product came in and see off there are any removal instructions.

But a wire wheel on some kind of tool is about your best bet.

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Old 01-01-2016, 02:19 PM   #9
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A wire wheel on a die grinder will work and won't mess the threads up. You could also burn it off with a torch, depending on what all is around that area of course. I always used a wire wheel on Ford pickup bed torx bolts whenever I had to lift the bed or remove it.

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