How do I remove rusted screws from my license plate?

I’ve had my Ford forever and never changed the license plate. Because of that, the screws holding it down are all rusted and stuck. How do I remove rusted screws from my license plate?

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Answer provided by
Nick Kunze
Answered on Aug 03, 2022
You can remove rusted screws from your license plate by breaking the bond made by the rust, which will allow you to get them off.
To do so, you’ll need to apply a rust remover to your rusty screws. This will help remove some of the corrosion.
First, bang the screws with a ball-peen hammer to destroy the bond between the rust and the license plate. Then, spread rust remover onto the screws. Let this sit for 15 minutes. Lastly, use a screwdriver to remove the screws.
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