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Originally Posted by fredericp64 View Post
Hey, I bought some Union Flites off some guy who claimed them to be in-store demos.

I noticed there's RED locktite on 4 of the screws (other ones have blue)

Is there any way to get the red off? dissolving products?

Or do I really have to scrape it out of every groove with a knife??

I guess I could torch it, don't wanna eff up the screws though.

Don't use heat. The heat you would need to burn it off would ruin the heat treatment on the screws. As far as I know, drop the screws in a cup of acetone (ventilated, Acetone is toxic), and that should weaken it and make it far easier to scrape off.

EDIT: Or, if you have a soldering iron, you could just go around the screws and heat up the loc-tite Still, I would suggest avoiding heat if possible so you don't wrek the screw's strength. WD-40 might work too.

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