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Icon5 Lug nuts stuck!

Does some one know how to remove, I'm guessing, rusted on lug nuts? I purchased the truck last week and replaced the front brake pads but I can seem to get the lug nuts off of the rear tires. I have used an impact wrench but they didn't budge. The impact socket actually started digging into the lug nut. I have been soaking with PB blaster for 4 days now and they still wont budge! Any suggestions that wont destroy my polished aluminum rims?
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Get a propane torch, like used to solder copper pipe.

Heat up one lug nut at a time, put water on the wheel so it stays cool.
Use impact again.
Heating will expand the nut and break rust grip.

If it is really stubborn then heat it up hot and then pour water on it, repeat, heating and rapid cooling can break rust as well, but not good for the stud.
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Thanks, I will try it. I am going to replace the studs and lug nuts anyway.
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If you get one that rounds off :
Google: nut extractor

they have these for lug nuts, and they work well
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Icon14 RonD is a genius!

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Get a propane torch, like used to solder copper pipe.

Heat up one lug nut at a time, put water on the wheel so it stays cool.
Use impact again.
Heating will expand the nut and break rust grip.

If it is really stubborn then heat it up hot and then pour water on it, repeat, heating and rapid cooling can break rust as well, but not good for the stud.
Worked perfectly, I now have new brake pads! Thanks again RonD!
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Good work

Thanks for the update and compliment
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