Re: [CR]Removing a stuck left hand pedal in Williams chromed cramk


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Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 10:08:16 -0400
To: "Classic Rendezvous" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
From: John Betmanis <johnb@oxford.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Removing a stuck left hand pedal in Williams chromed cramk
In-Reply-To: <44818cc20805182003p560da99amdf4a12c5deefd8c6@mail.gmail.com>


At 11:03 PM 18/05/2008 -0400, coel canth wrote:
>for freeing up super seized and rusted bolts someone told me to heat
>the bolt until it is red hot and quench it with an old candle...
>apparently the wax will melt and penetrate into the threads via
>capillary action and act as a lubricant..
>has anyone tried this with success ??

Sounds like a plan. I've often sprayed WD-40 to quench the heated parts, but it always looked like the liquid flashed off as vapour before it could penetrate. Maybe candle wax wouldn't do that.

John Betmanis
Woodstock, Ontario
Canada