Can You Use Wax To Remove Rusted Bolts?


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Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Yes, this is actually an old trick! And you probably don't have to go anywhere or spend any money, you probably have an old candle around. You heat up the nut/bolt with a propane torch (not too hot!) and then press a wax candle to the nut/bolt threads. Sometimes if you are working on a nut/bolt on an exhaust system you can just let engine heat get the parts hot. The wax melts and wicks into the threads. When the wax cools it acts as a very good lube (much better then any spray!) and you can remove the nut without hammering on anything!

An old trick and a good one!
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Mr. Adamo answered
Places like Autozone and Pep Boys have a can of rust inhibitor called " P B  BLASTER ". This is the best stuff for a chance to loosen up rusted stuff. I'd give it a 5 minute presoak with some spray of PB BLASTER and then tap on the rusted part with a solid hammer to vibrate it loose so to speak or to get it started to become workable. Good luck

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