[DMCForum] Re: removing side skirts pain?
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[DMCForum] Re: removing side skirts pain?

thanks guys... For the tips.... I ended up drilling inside the head 
of the screw. It weakened the screw enough for the head to come off. 
it didnt damage the skirts at all. I then removed the skirt and 
drill a little bit more into where the old screw was. Then i put in 
a Stainless sheet metal screw. Works like a charm.. thanks


--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "timnagin" <timnagin@...> wrote:
> Most of mine were rusted but would turn a little, and some snapped 
off.  The
> OEM plastic rocker panels are very easy to rip as I found out.
> You could cut the heads off with a Dremel and then saturate what's 
left in
> PB Blaster, let it soak, and see if they will come out.
> A local owner went through this so I will ask and see if he has 
> else to offer.
> Greg
> -----Original Message-----
> From: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
On Behalf
> Of silverdelorean2002
> Sent: Wednesday, March 01, 2006 6:36 PM
> To: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [DMCForum] Re: removing side skirts pain?
> dam this sounds like a pain in the ass. Im thinking of just 
> off the head and drilling the screws out and tapping new threads. 
> cant believe it. I have nearly taken out every bold out of the car 
> and none were as hard to remove as these sam things,.
> --- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Martin Gutkowski - DMC Ltd 
> <martin@> wrote:
> >
> > The problem is not the bolts themselves but the fact that if you 
> do 
> > manage to turn them, you'll spin the rivnuts in their holes. If 
> you snap 
> > them off, you'll have to drill out the rivnuts. It's the old 
> > steel-in-ally argument.
> > 
> > I'm not recommending this but we cheated on 2727 (that's a 
> friend's car, 
> > not a customer's!) and drilled a set of new holes halfway 
> the 
> > old ones, and installed new rivnuts.
> > 
> > Martin
> > 
> > Ryan Wright wrote:
> > 
> > >Ah, OK. Those are nice. I may have to buy me a set.
> > >
> > >As far as those rusted bolts go... have you tried PB Blaster?
> > >
> > >-Ryan

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