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Old 05-08-2013, 03:30 AM   #1
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Default Wake tower frozen threads

2100SR3 c/w factory Maxum waketower, all the bolts/joints are frozen.
Anyone have a success story?

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Old 05-08-2013, 04:40 PM   #2

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I'd hit it with a penetrating lubricant. PB Blaster works well. This is an incredibly common problem with any nut or bolt that sits too long exposed to the elements.

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Old 05-09-2013, 09:28 AM   #3
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Yep, 2nd what Shrew says. Use WD40, JB80, PB Blaster, any penetrating oil you can find and spray it and let sit for a day or two. Then spray again and let sit. Keep repeating until they come loose.
If you do finally get them out, clean them well and coat threads with Anti-Seize before re-installing. This is a very durable silver paste that will prevent rusting and galling and will make dis-assembly very easy the next time.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:19 PM   #4
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Clearly you need a new tower. I'll take that one off your hands and you can go buy a new one without rusty bolts. Just kidding. PB blaster is the best I have found for rusted bolts.

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