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Need help - how to free up rusty joints?

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  1. shooter

    shooter Elite Refuge Member

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    wait... what???
    No... not that kind of joint :rolleyes: :l

    I've tried commercial rust breakers, penetrating teflon spray, brake fluid, heating with a torch and whacking with a hammer while cussing after every failed method.

    These parts are supposed to move, but you wouldn't know it.

    Is there a method I've overlooked? :scratch I gotta get things moving. :z
     
  2. J-Duck

    J-Duck Elite Refuge Member

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    what are you tring to get loose?sometimes soaking for 24hrs and keep it soaked works depends what it is :scratch
     
  3. shooter

    shooter Elite Refuge Member

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    wait... what???
    J - it's gonna take a big batch of fluid to soak this jackPLATE. (Edit - if they was jackstands, they'd have been in the dumpster long ago, Even I'm not that cheap.:eek:)

    Thanks for the replies, guys. I have tried PB Blaster and Breakfree, and have run out of cuss words to use and find myself repeating the list. Though I have come up with some unique combinations of disparraging terms it's still not helping!)
     
  4. LHudson

    LHudson New Member

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    Try to get your hands on some Kroil. Best penetrating oil I'veever used.
     
  5. wingsh00ter

    wingsh00ter Senior Refuge Member

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    Break free works good too.
     
  6. OFH

    OFH Elite Refuge Member

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    He's right. sold by Kano Labs, you can google it and order since I don't think it is avaialbe in stores, is it?.

    I remember hearing avout dowsing frozen parts with Coca Cola to free up joints. Anyone ever try it? Sounds unlikely to me.
     
  7. FowlLingo

    FowlLingo Elite Refuge Member

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    Stripped an old desk with Coke or Diet coke once not sure if it would work on a seized jack stand but wouldn't cost too much to try.
     
  8. Kevin Burroughs

    Kevin Burroughs Elite Refuge Member

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    Sounds like you need to toss the stand. You can buy a pair of new jack stands pretty cheap.

    ---------kevin----------
     
  9. J-Duck

    J-Duck Elite Refuge Member

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    Sounds like you need to toss the stand. You can buy a pair of new jack stands pretty cheap.

    ---------kevin----------[/QUOTE]

    yea i was thinking the same just bought a nice set from lowes for like $30-40
     
  10. WIGEONATOR

    WIGEONATOR Elite Refuge Member

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    PB Blaster, they sell it at most places the stuff is amazing. I would hit it with that and let it sit for a bit and then maybe hit it one more time. If PB blaster doesn't work the next step is usually a cutting torch. :yes
     

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