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I'm feeling pretty dumb...tried taking off side panels

Discussion in 'Scrambler Talk' started by Dio_Brando, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. Dio_Brando

    Dio_Brando New Member

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    And I ended up stripping the hole for removing the side panel under the decal.

    Is there a secret way to removing it? Or should I just have my dealership remove and replace since I need new tires anyway?

    Help
     
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    Sure you stripped the hole, and not the bolt?

    (You can always JB weld something back)
     
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    Dio_Brando New Member

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    Yeah it's the hole where the Allen key goes in

    To clarify, it's the hole of the screw that holds the panel together.
     
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    You are NOT alone. Some jackass ended up putting red loctite at the factory on the left side panel and i had to drill it out last year (curiously the right panel had no loctite and came out just fine). This isn't a bug, it is a feature.

    Next time use the dealer...and I say that because I ended up heating the left side, using the hair dryer, the works...and it did nothing. Very frustrating.
     
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    I've heard that you can, but it won't stand regular tightening.
     
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    Next time you're struggling with loctite just touch the bolt with a soldering iron for a few seconds it will heat up and melt the glue.
     
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    I did the same thing, rounded off the allen hole in the bolt head. I ended up getting help removing it using a screw extractor and then filed a slot in the bolt head effectively making it a flathead bolt for future use. There was red loctite on the threads as others have mentioned. Why?!?! Anyways you can probably get it out using a screw extractor and being very very careful.
     
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