Spot on, if you heat these screws up before you even attempt to turn them you should have no issues.I had mine out in 2 minutes with no damage. Just get a goose-neck lighter from the dollar store. They are used to light up BBQ's and have a long flexible neck.
Rip the rubber part off of the bumpers, take the lighter and heat up the screw head for a good 30-45 seconds...remove the heat and quickly unscrew it. Voila!
The screws come out so clean and intact you could resale them
Jason, don't take a butane lighter to it. Is the backing plate still attached to the fender? If so, what I recommend is to tape off the fender to prevent it from scratching. Then simply take a cutoff wheel and attach it to a dremel to cut a slit into the head of the screw and then simply take a screwdriver and slowly reverse it out. Mine was bonded to it to the point where I had to take a impact screw driver to remove mine.ttt....
why the fuck did toyota loctite the damn screws in?
Im stuck with nothing but 4 stripped ass screws and all the rubber ripped off to the backing plate. Probably going to try the butane lighter method and see if they will come out.