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I put metal valve caps on my tires a year or so ago, because I'm an idiot. When I went to add some air to my tires one day, I found that the caps were seized up. Now I am unable to get them off. This is a sensitive part, so I can't just muscle them off.

I have tried:

  1. Liquid wrench.

  2. Holding the stem with pliers and turning the cap with another pair of pliers. I used as much pressure as I was comfortable with and no joy.

I'm out of ideas, because brute force methods will lead to much bigger problems.

Any ideas of how I can get these off without causing further damage?

Edit:

These are rubber stems, and luckily they don't have a pressure sensor (i hear that makes them extra fragile)

now I know why valve caps are placticplastic

I put metal valve caps on my tires a year or so ago, because I'm an idiot. When I went to add some air to my tires one day, I found that the caps were seized up. Now I am unable to get them off. This is a sensitive part, so I can't just muscle them off.

I have tried:

  1. Liquid wrench.

  2. Holding the stem with pliers and turning the cap with another pair of pliers. I used as much pressure as I was comfortable with and no joy.

I'm out of ideas, because brute force methods will lead to much bigger problems.

Any ideas of how I can get these off without causing further damage?

Edit:

These are rubber stems, and luckily they don't have a pressure sensor (i hear that makes them extra fragile)

now I know why valve caps are plactic

I put metal valve caps on my tires a year or so ago, because I'm an idiot. When I went to add some air to my tires one day, I found that the caps were seized up. Now I am unable to get them off. This is a sensitive part, so I can't just muscle them off.

I have tried:

  1. Liquid wrench.

  2. Holding the stem with pliers and turning the cap with another pair of pliers. I used as much pressure as I was comfortable with and no joy.

I'm out of ideas, because brute force methods will lead to much bigger problems.

Any ideas of how I can get these off without causing further damage?

Edit:

These are rubber stems, and luckily they don't have a pressure sensor (i hear that makes them extra fragile)

now I know why valve caps are plastic

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I put metal valve caps on my tires a year or so ago, because I'm an idiot. When I went to add some air to my tires one day, I found that the caps were seized up. Now I am unable to get them off. This is a sensitive part, so I can't just muscle them off.

I have tried:

  1. Liquid wrench.

  2. Holding the stem with pliers and turning the cap with another pair of pliers. I used as much pressure as I was comfortable with and no joy.

I'm out of ideas, because brute force methods will lead to much bigger problems.

Any ideas of how I can get these off without causing further damage?

Edit:

These are rubber stems, and luckily they don't have a pressure sensor (i hear that makes them extra fragile)

now I know why valve caps are plactic

I put metal valve caps on my tires a year or so ago, because I'm an idiot. When I went to add some air to my tires one day, I found that the caps were seized up. Now I am unable to get them off. This is a sensitive part, so I can't just muscle them off.

I have tried:

  1. Liquid wrench.

  2. Holding the stem with pliers and turning the cap with another pair of pliers. I used as much pressure as I was comfortable with and no joy.

I'm out of ideas, because brute force methods will lead to much bigger problems.

Any ideas of how I can get these off without causing further damage?

now I know why valve caps are plactic

I put metal valve caps on my tires a year or so ago, because I'm an idiot. When I went to add some air to my tires one day, I found that the caps were seized up. Now I am unable to get them off. This is a sensitive part, so I can't just muscle them off.

I have tried:

  1. Liquid wrench.

  2. Holding the stem with pliers and turning the cap with another pair of pliers. I used as much pressure as I was comfortable with and no joy.

I'm out of ideas, because brute force methods will lead to much bigger problems.

Any ideas of how I can get these off without causing further damage?

Edit:

These are rubber stems, and luckily they don't have a pressure sensor (i hear that makes them extra fragile)

now I know why valve caps are plactic

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How to remove metal valve caps?

I put metal valve caps on my tires a year or so ago, because I'm an idiot. When I went to add some air to my tires one day, I found that the caps were seized up. Now I am unable to get them off. This is a sensitive part, so I can't just muscle them off.

I have tried:

  1. Liquid wrench.

  2. Holding the stem with pliers and turning the cap with another pair of pliers. I used as much pressure as I was comfortable with and no joy.

I'm out of ideas, because brute force methods will lead to much bigger problems.

Any ideas of how I can get these off without causing further damage?

now I know why valve caps are plactic