Topic: How do you extract bolt extractors
I feel for those of you with broken bolts. I only had one bumper bolt break off when dismantling my Bug. I had a couple bolts rip rusted metal out, but only one broken one. So I tried my extractors...
I drilled the bolt out as large as I thought I could and still get a bite with the extractor. Then while turning the extractor it cracked right at the hole. So now I have the hardened extractor embedded inside the broken bolt stuck inside bumper mounting hole.
Am I screwed? Does anyone have any ideas? Those extractors are hardened and don't want to be drilled out. I guess I should also mention, I forgot to remove the broken bolt before it went to paint, so the car is freshly painted and I don't have a whole lot of options for heat or freezing.