Removing broken wing bolts

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Colin
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Removing broken wing bolts

Post by Colin » Sat May 25, 2013 5:21 pm

When nylon wing bolts break, how do you get them out when the break point is in the nut area so you can grip it with pliers?

A tip passed to me by Trevor Spray is to simply heat up a screwdriver tip until it is nice and hot then push it into the remains of the shank.

This has the effect of both moulding a screw slot to grip on to and also melting the nylon to help stick it to the screwdriver blade and with a bit of perseverance the bolt shank can be extracted.

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