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Old 05-20-2008, 08:15 PM
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Rusted Hitch Receiver

Can't get the draw bar/ball mount in because the receiver is so rusted! Tried liquid wrench, PB Buster, rust disolving gel, wire brush, wire disk for drill, dremmel bit...
Any other suggestions aside from a new hitch?
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Old 05-20-2008, 09:51 PM
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Use a disk or belt sander and grind some material off the draw bar/ball mount until it fits. I had the same problem on my old pickup.
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Old 05-20-2008, 10:00 PM
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Thanks Gene, I'll give that a try. Hopefully that will work.
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Old 05-20-2008, 10:12 PM
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Fliud Film.............your welcome DANo
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Old 05-20-2008, 10:15 PM
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FluidFilm after I grind?
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Old 05-20-2008, 10:36 PM
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fluid film before you grind. that way you wont have to grind. i sprayed fluid film on rust and came back an hour later and it wiped off with some elbow grease. pretty impressive stuff IMO
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Old 05-20-2008, 10:56 PM
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I agree with the fluid film Just buy it from Jerre
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Old 05-21-2008, 12:13 AM
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A sand blaster would get the rust off quick like. Spray with Fluid Film every couple of weeks, your draw bar will slide in and out without a hitch......Pun intended.
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Old 05-21-2008, 12:15 AM
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when i first started the hitch was rusted and we just banged the ball mount in their and droped the trailer on their and the rust broke away from towing
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Old 05-21-2008, 12:08 PM
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I agree with all of that! hook up to a light post or a tree etc... and try and pull it out that way or a nice 20lb sledge... other then that a new hitch
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