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Old 06-29-2020, 02:37 PM
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Will not let go, holding root fairing on. Phillips head, #8. Naturally not one on top, but the third one from leading edged, as the fairing wraps around bottom. Sprayed with PB Blaster, tried both manual and drill driver. I have not spun out the screw head YET. Any tricks/ method you can share for this issue. Thanks
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Old 06-29-2020, 02:38 PM
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You can try to (carefully) apply heat with a soldering iron tip, that sometimes will break down and loosen whatever has it, just don't let it discolor the surrounding area.
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Old 06-29-2020, 02:41 PM
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Will not let go, holding root fairing on. Phillips head, #8. Naturally not one on top, but the third one from leading edged, as the fairing wraps around bottom. Sprayed with PB Blaster, tried both manual and drill driver. I have not spun out the screw head YET. Any tricks/ method you can share for issue. Thanks
Let it soak a bit more if you can get oil on the top. Bit of heat from a heat gun. A few little taps with a punch and a hammer. EZ-out. Worst case, a #40 or so drill. Standard stuff!
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Bit of valve grinding compound on the screwdriver bit might give you the traction to get it moving.

Good luck!
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Agree with the penetrating oil and heat. Try heating an old Phillips screwdriver tip until it's red hot. Put it in the screw head and hold it there until it cools. Don't use this screwdriver as a screwdriver again.

Rather than tapping with a hammer and punch, try tapping a Phillips insert bit with the hammer. Use an ACR (anti camout ribs) bit https://phillips-screw.com/drive-system/acr-ribbed for removal. Use either a hand impact driver and light hammer, or a cordless impact driver to turn the ACR bit. These impact tools allow the bit to reset at full depth after each impact; lessening the tendency of the bit to camout of the fastener.

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Agree with the penetrating oil and heat. Try heating an old Phillips screwdriver tip until it's red hot. Put it in the screw head and hold it there until it cools. ...
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I don't have anything to add, except the subject line you chose made me laugh out loud. Thank you <g>.

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Sprayed with PB Blaster
PB Blaster and other penetrating oils are usually designed for rusted or otherwise corroded devices.

Your nutplate issue is most likely due to galling---especially so if you have a stainless screw--and the PB, WD40, Kroil etc stuff is virtually useless in that case.

And, after you get it out, use a bit of bees wax to lube the nutplate before putting the new screw back in.

Get a wax toilet ring from the hardware store, enough bees wax to last a lifetime.
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I've gotten those out with ez-out type bolt extractors before. It's very satisfying when they grab and start turning!

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