Originally Posted by swamp2
A dead blow (lead) hammer and/or wood chisel will also help in addition to the tips mentioned above. ALL spacer companies should put one or two pry slots or screw threads to assist in removal as this job can be a real PITA. It can cause a low end wheel shop (or owner themselves) to really screw up ones aluminum brake hats as well..
This is why I really like the TMS spacers...and they are fully coated after they are engraved; so no exposed raw aluminum. : )