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I would drill BUT i drill for a living so proceed with caution and good bits like the Black and Decker bullet points



When repairing saltwater powerboat outdrives even bolts that are NOT taped become trapped from the Alu/Salt/SS Triangle of death

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Chipping away at it

I'm still working at it. Every day, I shoot the ones still there with PB Blaster again, and someday I'll order the freeze spray and try that.

Meanwhile, I got one more out using the drill-driver with high torque and a screwdriver bit, although I believe that was another fairly new (less than a decade old) one.

I also got out the vice-grips on some that had previously sheared of heads. I actually got a couple of them to turn out, and got another to budge just a little before it sheared off.

I'm pretty sure that I'll just re-use some of them rather than destroy the bolts if they don't come out "easy" for me--at least I know they are attached securely!

And I'm still looking for any magic solutions to get things out cleanly!

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