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Old 18-02-2009, 07:44 AM
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had my wheels powder coated and some grit got in the threads.cleaned nearly all of them then disaster struck es youve got it the thread cleaner snapped any ideas!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 18-02-2009, 08:52 AM
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had my wheels powder coated and some grit got in the threads.cleaned nearly all of them then disaster struck es youve got it the thread cleaner snapped any ideas!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wotcha.

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Old 18-02-2009, 09:14 AM
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unless you get lucky with the long nosed pliers, im afraid its spark erosion. thread cleaning tools are harder than any drillbit youre likely to own, so its looking like its not going to be cheap to get it out!
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Old 18-02-2009, 10:01 AM
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as already said, long nosed pliers, try circlip pliers or spark erosion, they are very hard, diamond tipped drills do exsist (I got a set at builth show a few years back) and might work but they would want to wander into the softer alloy of the wheel as well as a fair chance of chipping the drill bit on the irregularities of the tap. I think someone here managed to grind one out with a dremmel tool with small grinding tools on their superdream recently..............
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Old 18-02-2009, 11:20 AM
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Spark eroder , as already said.
Failing that some dreft work with a Dremel and lots of diamond bits or (if you can get hold of any) an eyedropper and 1cc of nitric acid will shift it provided you know what you are doing.
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Old 18-02-2009, 11:39 AM
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i got lucky and removed a broken tap with a centrepunch and hammer! (though it was only a few mm deep)
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