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    I am attempting to take my back bumper off to fit parking sensors and every Torx trim screw is rusty and useless. Stuck now as can't get the two out by the number plate!

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    have you tried to insert the next size up?..hammer it in if need be..

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikroc View Post
    have you tried to insert the next size up?..hammer it in if need be..

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    Sock them in wd40 first also if they are all rusty... helps penatrate the thread so easier to turn...

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    You may also be able to hammer a straight bladed screwdriver in. Worn Torx drivers can also make the problem worse. I found the cheap ones I got the market had a habit of riding up and damaging the screw head. Got a decent set from Machine Mart and they fit beautifully now.

    It really is worth giving any bolts/screws that are exposed to the elements a blast of PlusGas and leaving them 15 minutes to soak in, then try tightening them slightly to break the corrosion, before trying to undo them.

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