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Old 10-20-01, 01:12 AM
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PLEASE HELP!!
I've have finally just installed my new steel entry door. We installed the new hardware,(deadbolt and knob) because we ran out of time and had to secure the house. Now I need to remove the hardware to paint the door.

My problem: The deadbolt has what I would call permenant flat-head screws (you can tighten them, but not loosen them). The heads have a "swirled" look to them. Is there any way to remove these screws (and the deadbolt) so that I can do a decent paint job on the door?
 
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Old 11-27-01, 10:27 AM
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Dewgirl:

As you might have guessed, menfolk have a tool for everything. What you have is a 'tamper proof' screw, and yes, there is a tool to remove it.

Your best bet will probably be a local hardware store (as opposed to a large home center). It's not a ocmmon item, and it will probably have to be ordered.
 
 

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