How about drilling them out altogether then dealing with it after its
disassembled? Or, drill a small hole and us an 'EZ-out'?
Not sure what you mean my star thingy bolts so I hope this applies.
----- Original Message -----
From: Triumph TR 7 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Spitfires <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, June 27, 1999 2:13 AM
Subject: Removing star-thingy bolts and it's relative impossiblity - help
> I'll make this short n sweet since it's 4am, and I just got back from 4
> hours of computer work in addition to 4 hours of car work.
> I took off the rubber rear bumper today in hopes of repainting it.
> This bumper unit does NOT want to be dismantled. I managed to get one
> underrider off and it's drying right now, BUT, the other one won't budge.
> order to get it off, I have to take off the 10 pesky star screw thingys
> So far, these 10 screws have broken 3 drive bits, and survived numerous
> attempts at drilling, etc. I even used the cutter from my dremel to cut a
> slit into it, and I used a large flathead screwdriver bit on a socket
> to no avail.
> What's the magic key for getting these things off? I never had to do the
> time-old tradition of drilling off a pesky bolt/screw, but I'm at a loss.
> I'm considering taking it to the local machine shop and have them take a
> stab at it, and replace them with REAL bolts, as in ones that can actually
> be removed.
> any ideas? I'll be up in about 8-9 hours to try it again.
> On a more positive note, i was driving around and managed to see a Spit in
> shop that looked EXACTLY like mine, right down to the racing stripes. I
> gotta take a few snapshots, and maybe see if I can buy the hood off. heh.
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