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I have a problem getting my rims off. I have chrome rims with key lug nuts. I left my car out in the weather for a year and now going to put back on the road but cannot get my lug nuts off. There was corrosion and also seized. I've searched the web for a way to get off but can not find. I need to replace the rotors, brakes and rebuild the calipers so not worried about damaging something that isn't major. Any suggestions to get them off?

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Use a sledge hammer on the wheel locks to help break the siezure and use plenty of ''liquid wrench'' solvent to seep between the bolts and the rims...if you dont mind damaging he rims a little, use the sledge on the inner portion of the rim to help break the this help from my local tire guy just recently, it worked for him...

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You can snap off the lugs and stems(worst case scenario). You plan on replacing rotors and calipers, so youll be in there anyway. I did this with my car and just replaced the stems and pressed them back in. If your going thru all this trouble to replace the other rusted parts u might as well change the stems. You really cant get liquid wrench in there. I used a socket a size too small, hammered on and wrenched off. Good luck

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