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Disassembly of Old Hardware
|Author||Topic: Disassembly of Old Hardware|
posted 08-26-2002 05:09 PM ET (US)
A friend of mine has a 1976 15-Sport Boston Whaler. [T]he bow light is completely intact, but the screws are rusted.
He[']s wondering if he will be able to pull the screws out to replace the bulb.
Will the screws snap on him?
How should he go about removing the screws.
posted 08-26-2002 07:41 PM ET (US)
Are you referring to the machine screws holding the navigation lamp fixture together, or to the screws mounting the navigation lamp fixture to the hull?
WD-40 should help in the first case; it probably will be beneficial in the second case.
You can always drill the head off the machine screw on the navigation light fixture, then remove the cover and work on the remaining stud.
[Changed topic; was Lighting Repairs]
|Tom W Clark||
posted 08-27-2002 01:45 AM ET (US)
If the screws are rusty then they are probably not original.
The best thing to do is use some good penetrating oil. WD-40 is OK but the really good stuff is Aero-Kroil by Kano Industries. Give the screws a good application of this stuff and let it sit overnight.
If the screws break, they break. Deal with that when you get there.
posted 08-27-2002 11:42 AM ET (US)
im talking about the screws holding the light to the hull, there are 2 of them, and they are the facotry ones
posted 08-27-2002 03:59 PM ET (US)
Try CorrosionX. This is the best penetrating oil I've ever used. They have a web site. Some gun shops might carry the product also.
posted 08-29-2002 12:29 PM ET (US)
hes gonna try it soon, so ill let you know how it works out
posted 08-29-2002 12:32 PM ET (US)
Best of luck with the repairs.
It will not be necessary to report back on the success or failure of removing that screw.
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