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    Help Please!!

    Bought some second hand alloys off a bloke I know, put them on last night and then today thought I better put a bit of air in. 2 had plastic caps on and were fine but 2 have metal caps on and the clever sod didnt grease them or anything and I cant get them off Ive tried squirting wd40 on and then filling a mug with boling water then holding the cap/valve in it.

    Theyve just anodised themselves on



    Any ideas on getting them off?



    Thanks


    Mike
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    You may have to replace the valves if you cant get them off. Not too hard to do.

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    As above new valves.

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    i had to hold the bottom rubber bit carefully with pliers and a spanner on the caps to get mine off

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    cheep enough to replace the valves and get them re balenced. also would show up any buckles used alloys may have

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