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Removing anti tag theft bolts?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by JuneyBooney, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. Ok guys, I put some of those gunny head tag bolts on on eof my cars and I was wondering how to remove them to change the license plate? The bolts are the ones where it only has a half slot to work with. Thanks
  2. AKRover

    AKRover 10MM Fanatic

    Jun 22, 2012
    Kenai, Alaska
    There's a special tool for removing those. I don't know where to find that tool but I can't imagine it would be too difficult to find. My other thought is a pair of vise grips.

  3. On one car I had them on I just pulled them out and pushed them back in with a different tag but on this one it is not doing that. The vice grips may be the way to go.
  4. stolenphot0

    stolenphot0 RTF2 Addict

    Jan 26, 2012
    Kettering, OH
    Check with Fastenal if you have one local.
  5. G30SF/F-250

    G30SF/F-250 GTDS Platinum Member

    You are trying to steal a public bathroom stall aren't you?

  6. Don't tell anyone, ok..:rofl:
  7. Tow/Repo

    Tow/Repo CLM

    Feb 26, 2008
    Glue (JB Weld) a nut to it and remove next day.
  8. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

    Aug 16, 2001
    Taunton, MA
  9. Rabid Rabbit

    Rabid Rabbit

    Nov 22, 2004
    I have that set, there is nothing in it that will remove the half slot screws.

    try a pair of vise grips, super glue or jb weld as somebody else suggested. If you have access to the nut side of the plate you should be able to loosen the nut without too much difficulty.

    Buy the set anyway, it has come in handy a number of times. The last time was the connector cover for my pressure washer used the two prong screws. I wouldn't have been able to remove the cover without that set.

    Oh and the lock on my kids cricket rifle used one of those torx with a dimple in the middle.
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2012
  10. Bushflyr

    Bushflyr ʇno uıƃuɐɥ ʇsnɾ Millennium Member

    Mar 17, 1999
    Western WA
    Take a dremel with a cutoff disk and cut a new slot it the head. It'll spin right out with a screw driver.
  11. Peace Warrior

    Peace Warrior Am Yisrael Chai CLM

    Jan 12, 2007
    the narrow way
    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
  12. That is what I figured I would have to do. I think they should tell people to only use them on tags you won't have to replace. :upeyes:

  13. Now that is the idea. :cool:
  14. I had to use a whizzer but I got them off. Thanks guys.
  15. 98LS-WON


    Dec 20, 2008
    Lacey, WA
  16. It took me about three minutes to get the tag off. :cool:
  17. robin303

    robin303 Helicopter Nut

    Sep 27, 2009
    Austin, TX
    This. Done that before.