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Remove stripped lug nut

Remove stripped lug nut

If you’ve stripped a lug nut trying to get it off, don’t waste time and sweat trying to chisel it off. Here’s how to remove stripped lug nut. Buy a set of stripped lug nut removal sockets. how to remove stripped lug nut, remove rounded lug nut, lug nut socketThe sockets have a reverse spiral instead of a hex pattern. Pound the socket onto the nut and then use a ratchet or impact wrench to turn it in the reverse position. The more you turn, the harder it bites into the nut. I’ve never seen a socket fail yet. It won’t damage the wheel like heat.

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