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    Frozen in Future fin screws

    Bought a board that has rusted in futures screws. The screw heads are semi stripped.. but the friggen screws are rusted? in frozen.. I can see a little rust around the edges. Anyone? Should I just not worry about it? The one fin has a little up and down wobble but wont come out.

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    use a dap of PB Blaster and dont use a fin key , use a allen wrench. Fin keys are made of a soft metal and are designed that way do the key will round off before the screw. Allend screw and made out of a harder steel and will bite harder.

    It should come out no problem if you do it that way

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    Cool thanks.. I actually have a bit of penetrant sitting in it now with an allen key in it.. hopefully it works.. Im not sure what to do if they never come out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Epic View Post
    Cool thanks.. I actually have a bit of penetrant sitting in it now with an allen key in it.. hopefully it works.. Im not sure what to do if they never come out?
    you can always use a left handed drill bit and a screw extractor if all else fails

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    Yeah this didnt work it just stripped it more.. im scared ill rip the glass right out if I use the extractor .. maybe ill bring it to the beach house where I bought it.. but its not worth the down time.. idk.

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    here is an interesting thought.... Hydrochloric acid does not react much at all with plastics, yet it reacts very strongly with metals. See where i am going with this? I wonder what a drop of HCL would do on that screw....

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    yeah if your uncertain I would just do that dont make more work then there needs to be

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    Just rip it out. Put some epoxy in the hole. Let it dry. Drill it out. re-tap with 10/32....done. Oh and get yourself a new screw.

    It is so easy to do....even without repair skills. Just get it done.