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I decided to change the broken stud.

and it seems like the previous owner actually glued it to the wood and there is no stud inserter.

What are my options? how to remove this stud if it's glued and then put inserter + new stud.

Thank you guys for your advice.

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The anchor is under the paint and I doubt it's glued in, it's locked like a locking stud should be.
 

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The anchor is under the paint and I doubt it's glued in, it's locked like a locking stud should be.
I don't see the anchor and I can't turn it with pliers :( I did use WD40 on it)

which tool can help me? I know I can bring it to luthier but can't do that atm.

Thank you Guys.

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I don't see the anchor and I can't turn it with pliers :( I did use WD40 on it)

which tool can help me? I know I can bring it to luthier but can't do that atm.

Thank you Guys.

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You WERE RIGHT!!!

AND IT IS UNDER THE PAINT - still the stud doesn't turn :)
 

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It should be easy to break loose with pliers, although I'd use channel locks. You have plenty of grip at the top of the stud with where the break is. WD40 will do nothing but wick under the paint and into the wood. If you can't break it loose [and i'd have that edge protected with thin cardboard or thin wood trying], you'll have to cut the paint away 1mm past the edge of the anchor and use a cats paw, or whatever you have that will work to pull the anchor.

And your other anchor is not seated, and it should be. That may be a previous botched repair if it doesn't just pull straight out.
 

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It should be easy to break loose with pliers, although I'd use channel locks. You have plenty of grip at the top of the stud with where the break is. WD40 will do nothing but wick under the paint and into the wood. If you can't break it loose [and i'd have that edge protected with thin cardboard or thin wood trying], you'll have to cut the paint away 1mm past the edge of the anchor and use a cats paw, or whatever you have that will work to pull the anchor.

And your other anchor is not seated, and it should be. That may be a previous botched repair if it doesn't just pull straight out.
Alright, she is back into the action. Her name is Athina and thanks to you guys she is alive again.

Thank you, Rich and peromucho7 for your help.

Pictures attached- the original stud was very hard to get out you can see all the pealed metal.

The least I can do is to attach the pictures of 3 Ibanezes I own.
 

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The average cost for a wheel lug stud replacement is between $164 and $205. Labor costs are estimated between $150 and $191 while parts are priced at $14. Estimate does not include taxes and fees.
 

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The average cost for a wheel lug stud replacement is between $164 and $205. Labor costs are estimated between $150 and $191 while parts are priced at $14. Estimate does not include taxes and fees.
Thank you for the price list. I did fix it. I don't mind paying just I was certain this I fix with the help of great advice I got from Rich and peromucho7.
 
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