Losing your mind because the only thing holding up your project is a seized bolt? Davin Reckow is here to show you the tools and techniques you’ll need to get those frustrating bolts out of the way.
Whether you’re a practiced wrench in the garage or a newcomer, it’s always good to know how to get over those project roadblocks.
Heat– If you paid attention in chemistry class you would have learned that when you heat and cool metal it expands and contracts. The way that I have used in the past is to heat the head/body of the bolt until it is almost red hot. By doing this the bolt expands due to the heat, and when it cools it will contract thus breaking the corrosion in between the threads.
Weld’er Up! – You can simply take a washer and a bolt of a slightly larger size and tack weld it to the bolt body. Once you have it tack welded, I like to fill the nut with weld and run a bead around the base of where it meets the bolt body. This allows you to put a socket on the bolt again.