Old 10-20-01, 02:12 AM
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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, 11:27 AM
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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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