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How To Unstick Rusted Nuts and Bolts

Watch more Home Repair & DIY videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Never be frustrated by a rusted nut and bolt again with this foolproof removal method. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Brush off Loosen as much rust as possible off the nut with a wire brush. Step 2: Tap Tap the sides of the nut with a hammer to help the rust separate and fall off. Step 3: Apply heat Apply heat to the side of the nut for about a minute. Tip A small, narrowly directed propane torch—one made especially for small jobs—will work best for this job, but be careful. Step 4: Spray lubricant When the bolt is cool enough to touch, spray WD-40 on and around the nut and bolt. Step 5: Tap Tap the end of the bolt with a hammer to loosen the threads and allow the oil to penetrate. Step 6: Loosen Wait another minute or so for the oil to work, and then use your wrench to loosen. Tip It sometimes helps to tighten the nut slightly and then try loosening it again. Step 7: Split it If all else fails, buy a nut splitter and crack that sucker in half. Always wear safety goggles when using a splitter. Did You Know? Painting an object prevents rust from forming by blocking water and air from reaching the iron or steel surface.
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