Whatever works and makes you happy! I like to adjust a wrench and use it on the bolt like a slap hammer. Now that you got it off at this point I cut up some old plastic and form it into a trough and cradle it in there and blast the spinner with some carb cleaner. Maybe a wipe and your done. No reason to fight with the bending of the tab washer to remove it if you don't have to.Lefty, I used a "long" 6mm bolt with a large flat washer. Then used a flat 1/2" thick board that I laid flat against the filter cover surface. With the claw portion of my hammer, carefully leverage out the filter cap, like pulling out a nail out of a board. Worked really slick ! Couldn't grab the internal ribs of the cap as suggest without really marring them up. Appreciate "ALL" the Help !!!!