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Old 03-27-2011, 10:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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.

Thanks.

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Old 03-27-2011, 10:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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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.

Thanks.
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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Don't sweat it, red locktite is fine if it's already dry in the threads. Flux bindings come with red locktite in the screw threads.
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'yeah, you only need to remove the loctite if it's preventing the screws from working properly.
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Old 03-27-2011, 11:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Oh ok thanks for the reassurance,

Except I got impatient and torched one a bit before I read the comments ahaha. Barely got anything off though cause I whimped out.

Thx again!
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Wire brush if you're worried. They'll be fine.
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You could just buy new screws... They are like .50 cents around here.
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I heard that the red loctited screws screw in faster.
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You can always just buy a die and that will take off all the junk and everything stuck in-between the threads too.
Would be just like new, then you have it for when ever you need to remove old loctite.

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