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    how can i get my wheels off .

    rite lads gotta problem, carnt get my rear wheels off to paint the brakes. any suggestion ?
    ive tryed hittin with a lump hammer from behind to no end not even budged.
    ive left 2 wheel nuts in and bumped it up the curb still no joy .
    squirted wd40 and other release stuff between the wheel n thingy tryin to free it. then done the above again. and still not movin.

    any other ideas ? to be fair ive neva had the rear wheels off since ive had it 6 months .

    help plz

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    im havin the same problem mate ive destroyed two keys gonna have to order some more i think

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    Take it to KwikFit (any garage) where they can cranck it up and hammer wheels off.

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    Take all the bolts out. Then sitting on the ground facing the wheel, proceed to kick either side of the tyrewall/wheel. You'll have to kick it quite hard, so wear a pair of sturdy rubber soled boots or shoes. Make sure it is VERY well supported too on a decent axle stand!

    If that don't work, put some bolts back in but don't do them up tight... leave them loose by half a turn. Then try kerb bumping again.

    All done at your own risk of course!!
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    use a jackhammer

    nah seriously id take it to a garage if your having trouble doing it yourself or youll try something and ruin 1 of ur wheels. most tyre places will get them off mind as i had a problem with mine a while back.

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    Seriously don't use the kerb !!!

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    success manged to get 1 off. me kickin 1 side and me dad doin other side. o well thats 1 side with a base coat of paint lol now to kick crap outta other side after .

    to late on the curb thing sorry only a lite bump if u no what l mean.

    if the other side dont come gonna take to the garage 2moz let them crack it.

    carnt belive its took nearly hour n half just to get the 1 wheel off, n 10mins to paint the brakes grrr. o well live n learn and all that stuff lol

    thanks lads for your input
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    bit fine grade sandpaper and a bit grease will do it a world of good while there off, and will save your energy next time you have to take them off

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    how about a thin layer of copper grease when refit the wheels back on..
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    Dont be disroying my wheels mate lol
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