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Screws in Aluminium Oxide "Glue"?

Screws in Aluminium Oxide "Glue"?

Screws in Aluminium Oxide "Glue"?

I have a job removing {mainly 5-6mm) Mild Steel Screws out of Aluminium Extrusion which has become corroded around them.
What`s the best way to remove them in little time.

RE: Screws in Aluminium Oxide "Glue"?

I would
1) soak in a nitric acid solution ('deoxidizer') to remove the products of corrosion that are jamming the threads,
2) remove all the screws,
3) disassemble the extrusion from what it's attached to*,
3) clean the extrusion in the nitric acid solution,
4) anodize, [if can't anodize, then chromate chemfilm]
5) Reassemble with Al or Ti screws (or chromated galvanized)
6) If didn't anodize, paint.

*If the extrusion is attached to other Al, I would clean and anodize (or chemfilm) those parts also.

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