2011 - Volume #35, Issue #4, Page #37[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Wax Crayon Frees Rusted BoltsDonnie Mathews, Stockbridge, Ga.: "I had some rusted wheel bolts that were stuck. I soaked them with WD-40 but it didn't help, and I tried heating them with a torch with no luck. I considered trying a cheater bar but was afraid I'd break the bolt off. Finally, I decided to heat the area around the bolts again and then touch a wax crayon to the threads. It worked. The wax was sucked into the opening around the threads, causing the bolts to come right off when I turned them. Crayon wax also makes it easy to turn a bolt in."
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