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06-05-2004 07:09 PM  13 years agoPost 1
AndyH

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Whats the best way to clean all the old Loctite crud off screws and whats the best way to get it out of the threaded part too?

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06-05-2004 07:10 PM  13 years agoPost 2
z11355

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alcohol soak & wire brush (I use a dremel wire wheel).

For the tapped holes, alcohol or acetone on a
'test tube' brush.

some people use an appropriate sized tap/die
to do it too.

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06-05-2004 08:22 PM  13 years agoPost 3
nivlek

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I am one of the tap and die users.

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06-05-2004 09:20 PM  13 years agoPost 4
AndyH

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Ah - tap and die eh? Never would of thought of that! good idea! Thanks!


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06-05-2004 09:51 PM  13 years agoPost 5
Darksider

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easiest way i know of is to use an old nylock of the correct size for the bolt, the nylon will remove most if not all of the leftover threadlock when screwed through it.

Gareth

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06-05-2004 11:55 PM  13 years agoPost 6
Helimex

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Soak in acetone for a few minutes, wipe off with acid brush.

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06-06-2004 12:04 AM  13 years agoPost 7
Conrod

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clean

tap and die....only way to go if you want it done fast with a good job.

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06-06-2004 12:10 AM  13 years agoPost 8
kthane

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burn it off with a torch

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06-06-2004 01:33 AM  13 years agoPost 9
Kino

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They have nice clean ones at your local hardware store

Why do we fear change, one of the two certainty's in life

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06-06-2004 02:50 AM  13 years agoPost 10
silencer

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different question

how would you get a screw out of a flybar weight? i crashed and i need my flybar weight to come off and the screw is loctied. thx
steve

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06-06-2004 03:10 AM  13 years agoPost 11
caliber mad

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I am one of the guys that use tap and die, it is quick.
as for getting out the grub screws out of fly bar weights
or any others, I use a high power soldering gun to aply
direct heat to the grub screw. the lock tight then comes
free after about 30 seconds and use good hex drivers.

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06-06-2004 03:15 AM  13 years agoPost 12
vortechZ230

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Alcohol and Scotch scrubbing pad!

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06-06-2004 08:29 AM  13 years agoPost 13
Graeme R H

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Flybar weight.

Warm it with a heatgun or a powerful soldering iron. This will soften the loctite. Unscrew it when it's still hot.

Why fly the rest when you can fly the best. What are the best these days anyway ?

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