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Old 04-22-13, 11:44 AM   #61
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^^^ remove all the bolts and hit it on the backside witha rubber mallet
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Old 04-22-13, 11:53 AM   #62
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yea man I brought it to my mechanics shop to try that , for one the bolts wont move one little bit ,its like they have been cemented in there , and then I took a huge rubber mallet to it , just pounding it and it didnt budge one little bit

very frustrating, I want these out of my aparttment and onto my car already
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Old 04-23-13, 11:44 AM   #63
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I know we use isopropyl to remove RTV in aviation, maybe some heat will help expand the lip some to get it off the barrel??
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Old 04-23-13, 12:41 PM   #64
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*****, that's just weird. I've seen loctite, but not bolts stuck completely on the face and outer lip. in any event, GL
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Old 04-23-13, 02:52 PM   #65
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its more than likely welded
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Old 04-23-13, 09:37 PM   #66
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that is going to be some crazy stretch... id like to see the results even though i am a tire stretch hater.
Ill stick with my 285s on my 9 inch wheel haha
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Old 04-23-13, 10:00 PM   #67
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its more than likely welded
I'm thinking the same thing. The bolts should come out even if there is silicon stuck in there.

I don't think it came welded from the factory, but I've never seen a 20" magnifique in person.
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Old 04-24-13, 07:52 PM   #68
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its more than likely welded
what,,,no way ???? do they do that at the factory?

would they weld the bolts? I dont cee any bead at all anywhere

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Old 04-24-13, 10:21 PM   #69
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Progress!!!!!!

Took a hammer directly to the bolts and after a few HARD shots they start to budge.

Thanks for the help guys lets hope after the bolts are out I can get the lip off
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Old 04-25-13, 06:31 AM   #70
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yep for future reference you need to hammer the bolts out one by one, the lip will come off once they are removed

very happy to have it off, ill be refinshing the faces and bolts and will re attach the new lip very soon

also there was no silicone it was just very oxidized, basically rusted together, thats why it was so tough to get off
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out with the old in with the new

I tried to lay the face in the new lip to show you guys how it will look but it seems to fit very snug so i decided against it, dont want to scratch it up
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so much lip, so much win
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what,,,no way ???? do they do that at the factory?

would they weld the bolts? I dont cee any bead at all anywhere

some "3 piece" wheels have the face welded to the lip, its rare but not unheard of. nice to see you got it sorted out.
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some "3 piece" wheels have the face welded to the lip, its rare but not unheard of. nice to see you got it sorted out.
Thanks guys, I know its hard for you to see with my weak cam but I stripped the faces, sanded them with 800 then 1000 then I used a wire wheel attachment on a drill to give it back the 'brushed aluminum' look it originally had. I am VERY pleased with how it came out.

Then I have it 3 coats of a nice urethane clear.

Its all dry now ready to go back but I cant get the bolts back in

Im assuming im going to have to hammer them in with the same force i hammered them out, but I already clear coated the bolts so its going to ruin them.

They did not make this very easy but ill figure it out, i got the loc tite, silicone and a tourqe ratchet ready to get theze back together
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Old 04-26-13, 04:18 AM   #75
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Can you use the threads/nut to pull them in place?
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