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i was taking bolts off a external hard drive to get the drive out.

the bracket that was holding it had a screw on so tight the slot was getting rounded...
then i recalled physics 101 metal shrinks/contracts when it is cold.

so turned the good ol dust buster upside down and gave the screw one drip. sure enough it came out easy.

im doing this to all hard to get out bolts from now on. especially laptops.
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post #2 of 18
good tip
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post #3 of 18
like compressed air can co2?
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Could've just put it in your fridge.
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post #5 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by MME1122 View Post

Could've just put it in your fridge.

for impatient people that takes to long
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You gave a screw a drip with a dust buster? I think I know what you did but you are not explaining it well.
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post #7 of 18
Quote:
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You gave a screw a drip with a dust buster? I think I know what you did but you are not explaining it well.

take a can of compressed air turn it upside down spray and freeze the bolt
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post #8 of 18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PCCstudent View Post

You gave a screw a drip with a dust buster? I think I know what you did but you are not explaining it well.

yeah i not. i can make a video but not very steady with the camera while doing something else..

u know how u hold the can of dust-off upside down and it shoots out super cold air? i just conserve it by squeezing the trigger slowly so only a drop of it comes out. rather then a huge spray.


i just did it again while taking a bolt out of a case. the cheap bolt material was basically crumbing..saved again thumb.gif


i wonder if this will work with automotive bolts and nuts? lol will give it a shot. wd-40 + c02.
Edited by Coolwaters - 12/4/11 at 9:44am
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post #9 of 18
Excellent trick to remove a stubborn screw or bolt. To the person who said "put it in the fridge", that wouldn't work because the screw and the surrounding metal would shrink together. The trick is to freeze the screw which shrinks and shocks it out of place, while the metal surrounding the screw remains the same size.

OP this will work on larger applications like cars, but you'll need a bit more freezing action. Most auto parts stores cell aerosol products meant for this exact purpose. A combination of heat/cold can work with really stubborn bolts. Heat the metal surround a bolt and then use ice/snow/freeze products on the bolt head. Propane, butane, and MAPP blow torches are relatively affordable and the gas is cheap compared to a larger acetylene/oxy setup. thumb.gif
Edited by ILOVEPOTtery - 12/4/11 at 1:21pm
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Originally Posted by ILOVEPOTtery View Post

Excellent trick to remove a stubborn screw or bolt. To the person who said "put it in the fridge", that wouldn't work because the screw and the surrounding metal would shrink together. The trick is to freeze the screw which shrinks and shocks it out of place, while the metal surrounding the screw remains the same size.
OP this will work on larger applications like cars, but you'll need a bit more freezing action. Most auto parts stores cell aerosol products meant for this exact purpose. A combination of heat/cold can work with really stubborn bolts. Heat the metal surround a bolt and then use ice/snow/freeze products on the bolt head. Propane, butane, and MAPP blow torches are relatively affordable and the gas is cheap compared to a larger acetylene/oxy setup. thumb.gif

I don't think heating the surrounding area would work as well however because when the metal expands, it may expand into the bolt thus making it tighter *Maybe*
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