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How do I get the outer center cap off so I can get to the center screw? I'm trying to pry it off, it's corroded so I'm soaking in Vinegar, but not sure if prying it off is correct?

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If the vinegar doesn't work, try the following: spray with WD-40 and let it sit for 30 to 60 minutes then try to pry off while turning counter-clockwise. If that fails get a bottle of CLR cleaner and repeat the same process as with the WD-40.

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