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help! tire valve cap wont come off!

so i got aftermarket tire valves, those cheap ebay ones (never again). their metal.

now im startin to see sum rust on the surface and i cant take em offf!! i used pliers to hold everything and it still wont come off. any tips/advice on what to do?!

should i heat up the valve cap?? cuz heat makes metal expand right??
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Re: help! tire valve cap wont come off!

Yeah. Take a blowtorch to that bitch and don't stop until it melts.
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Re: help! tire valve cap wont come off!

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Yeah. Take a blowtorch to that bitch and don't stop until it melts.
no seriously.

will using a lighter to heat it up be good??

blow torch will juz fuk up rims and the tire valve
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Re: help! tire valve cap wont come off!

No seriously.

Just heat it up.

It's a ****ing valve cap.
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Re: help! tire valve cap wont come off!

For future reference, make sure the metal caps have a plastic liner
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Re: help! tire valve cap wont come off!

get a socket and a ratchet and a 6 ft long pipe and that will get it loose...just make sure u have someone to hold the stem
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Re: help! tire valve cap wont come off!

I love this thread.
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Re: help! tire valve cap wont come off!

soak it with wd40, let it sit for a day, soak it again in the morning, wait 15 minutes then attempt to remove it.


Do NOT under any circumstances heat it up, you will blow the valve stem, as most of them are cheap rubber
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Re: help! tire valve cap wont come off!

HEAT IT UP!!!!!!

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Re: help! tire valve cap wont come off!

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soak it with wd40, let it sit for a day, soak it again in the morning, wait 15 minutes then attempt to remove it.


Do NOT under any circumstances heat it up, you will blow the valve stem, as most of them are cheap rubber
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Anyone who has said heat it up, no offence, but you are an

We are supposed to help members, not cause them to **** up their **** and spend more money.

If you heat it up you will be taking a huge risk on melting your valve stem or damaging it at least.
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And your point is...?
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And your point is...?
My point is under that statement.

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Re: help! tire valve cap wont come off!

dbd6604 knows I am not being super serious with him but I am getting my point across that honestly anyone who told him to heat up his valve stem, especially with a blowtorch, should really have been neg repped.

Why would to tell someone to heat up a piece that is connected to rubber? Because it would be funny when he comes back complaining that now he has to take the wheel to a tire shop to have the valve stem replaced? I don't see that as being funny.

Once again... We are supposed to be here to help. We are not here to treat everyone that asks a question or asks for our opinions like they are morons and then make fun of them or give them bad advice.
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Re: help! tire valve cap wont come off!

well this thread has run its course. do what ogs told you, and if that doesnt work take it to a tire shop and get the valvestem replaced.

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