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I am sorry for having to ask this again. I tried to search the site, but for some reason I cna only see fairly new threads.

I need to remove the dust covers from 2 LE bolts and want to be sure I don't booger them up. Any suggestions for how to gingerly remove them would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks for your help

Marc Stokeld
Sawyer, MN
 

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There is a lip at the rear of the dust cover that rides in a notch in the bolt body. Pry the lip out of the notch and slide the cover to the rear.
 

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How do you remove bolt dust cover?

MCSWXW,
To avoid scratching the bolt and cover, I shaped a small piece of hardwood that fits between the bolt and the cover, with enough taper to lift the cover out of the slot (the area next to the bolt handle) when the piece of wood is gently tapped into this area. With the wood holding the cover up and out of the slot, gently tap on the front lip of the cover, sliding the cover towards the bolt handle. It might come right off, or you might have to soak the cover/bolt joints in Kroil, to aid in freeing the cover. This takes a lot longer to type than actually removing the cover.
I always put a little grease in the bolt slots when I install the cover again, to aid in it's next removal.

Peter in CA
 
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