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    Powder coated pivot bolt removal

    My frame is in the process of getting powder coated when i stripped the bike down I left the RD pivot bolt in the frame. I have contacted the powder coater to see if he will remove it but haven't heard back from him yet.

    I am thinking the worse that it won't get removed and will be coated. What if any is the best way to remove the bolt without causing damage to the finish or frame? If i torque the bolt back and forth to break it free my fear is that it will damage the finish around it.

    Any ideas?

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    Use a sharp razor to cut around the edge of the bolt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad mechanic View Post
    Use a sharp razor to cut around the edge of the bolt.
    That's the ticket. Although depending on how thick the powder is the edge of a half round file may work better. In reality it's probably better that the bolt stays in and keeps the threads clean.

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