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Old 07-01-17, 10:01 AM
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how to not scratch

So bought old house with old stuff. Some I try to fix myself. What are the tricks for unscrewing old, stuck chrome parts without scratching, parts that come in all shapes and sizes? Thanks.
 
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Old 07-01-17, 10:05 AM
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I'm assuming you're talking about faucets and things on the outside, so I moved your post. If you're actually talking about pipes, I'll move it back.
 
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true, faucets and stuff
moving Ok, sorry for wrong place
 
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Old 07-01-17, 02:27 PM
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Probably will need some more specifics as to what you are trying to remove. What items are you trying to make adjustments to?
 
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Is a general query about unscrewing chrome parts. But right now is a hub on a Moen Monticello centerset bathroom faucet. Need to remove it. Is round. Can't remove with fingers so need a wrench but that would surely scratch it. So how to wrench it off without scratches. Thank you.
 
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We've wrapped a cloth or rag or something around it first, then used a wrench.
 
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Ya, a rag wrapped around the item before attaching the wrench/pliers is the way to go. Be sure the rag is thick enough so the tool doesn't bite thru it.
 
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Old 07-02-17, 05:58 AM
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Here is a handy tool. Works well
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Kobalt-2-Pi...l-Set/50029434
 
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thanks
will explore rags and the tool
 
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