89 Lug Nut Cover Bolt Stuck - Callaway Dymag

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89 Lug Nut Cover Bolt Stuck - Callaway Dymag

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Removing the Dymags to have new tires mounted. The new to me car has 3800 miles and I don't know if the covers have been off before. Three were really tight but came off. One is not loosening. I sprayed the security bolt head with BP Blaster, but I am not sure if it will get to the threads. Any suggestions as to how to get the security bolt off without causing any damage?

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Re: 89 Lug Nut Cover Bolt Stuck - Callaway Dymag

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What I would do, it take electric tape and place over bolt hole. Then, take a large center punch and a big hammer, and tap (progressively harder) until you feel some force has "shook" the bolt loose from the galvanic corrosion between the steel and magnesium surfaces.*

Then, once out, use anti seize paste so next time it doesn't "stick". Same w/ the backside of the wheel to the brake rotor.

Hope this helps. :hi



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Re: 89 Lug Nut Cover Bolt Stuck - Callaway Dymag

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Welcome to the COG / Forum, by the way :hi. Tell us more about your car in an introduction thread/post.

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Re: 89 Lug Nut Cover Bolt Stuck - Callaway Dymag

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Welcome! Pretty sure I know which car you bought...what a beauty!!

I’d use a soft sided dead blow hammer and give it a few taps with a microfiber cloth over the end. There is a rubber gasket that has probably melded to the paint.

The wheels will most likely be frozen to the hubs as well(unless the felt is still between the wheel and hub). Those will have to be broken loose as well. A layer of dielectric grease will keep that from happening again.

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Re: 89 Lug Nut Cover Bolt Stuck - Callaway Dymag

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Try some heat, too, but not from an open flame!

Also, if you have an impact ratchet, that might be able to knock it loose. I'm not talking about the big impact guns, just the ratchet set on low torque. You just want to hit with a bunch of vibrations, but not enough to mangle anything.
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Any progress updates?

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Re: 89 Lug Nut Cover Bolt Stuck - Callaway Dymag

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Nothing has work so far. Heat from a heat gun, cold from freeze spray, shock with pneumatic hammer. I am at the point of going to having a mechanic drill out the security bolt.

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Impact Driver, have you tried one of these?

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Re: 89 Lug Nut Cover Bolt Stuck - Callaway Dymag

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Carefully drilling the head off the McGuard security belt would be nothing new, but be VERY CAREFUL.*

Once you remove the head, you could put a set of vice grips and remove the rest, one might think.


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Re: 89 Lug Nut Cover Bolt Stuck - Callaway Dymag

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It didn't happen to me but I've heard you can weld a bolt to them with a head that can turn it out.

:wtf

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