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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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