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10-20-2004 10:30 PM  13 years agoPost 1
killerg

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How in the hell can you remove dried loctite from the threads of screws? I have tied everything I can think of. There has got to be somthing that will get it off.

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10-20-2004 11:07 PM  13 years agoPost 2
Twobeers

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I believe that there is a locktite product for cleaning up. Just type in Locktite in your browers address bar and then press, stump, hit or kick the return key. But I wouldn't worry to much about it, just run a nut up and down the screw a couple of times, put a fresh drop of locktite on it and reassemble. Don't forget, very important, let it sit for at least a minimum of 24hrs to allow the locktite to cure. Very important, just like breathing.

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10-21-2004 12:09 AM  13 years agoPost 3
dave

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I use the wire wheels that come with the dremel moto tool. Then I use alcohol to clean up the residue.

daveed

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10-21-2004 12:45 AM  13 years agoPost 4
llamatrails

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I use a die for cutting threads. Spin the screw into it, and the cutting teeth clean out the dried loctite. Then, I use alcohol to get the powder out.

Rick

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10-21-2004 02:39 AM  13 years agoPost 5
JitsuGuy

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Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Soak them in Coke... You think I'm kidding don't you.

J

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10-21-2004 04:17 AM  13 years agoPost 6
killerg

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Coke your kidding right?
How about Pepsi? Don't drink coke

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10-21-2004 05:37 AM  13 years agoPost 7
carcrasher

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Acetone works great.

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10-22-2004 12:52 AM  13 years agoPost 8
killerg

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I will get some Acetone

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10-22-2004 04:14 AM  13 years agoPost 9
tailrotordave

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Coke is pretty amazing stuff. I hear you can use it to loosen frozen spoke nipples on your bicycle........and I drink the stuff.

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10-23-2004 11:12 PM  13 years agoPost 10
gordonre

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I use the same method Dave uses, ie the Dremel brush! Comes out very clean! Just mind your fingers on short screws like grub screws. Perhaps a long/pointed nose pliers will be of better use in this case!

Gordon

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10-24-2004 09:00 AM  13 years agoPost 11
Zilly

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Dremel

I use the Dremel, but on shorter screws the last thing you normally see is the screw disappearing down the end of your workshop ! I like the coke idea worth a try.

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11-01-2004 03:22 AM  13 years agoPost 12
greenboot

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Marblehead, OH

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I keep a tooth brush for cleaning lots of items including threads. If you decide to borrow your wifes, remembe to rinse it off before you return it.

Tom

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11-01-2004 03:24 PM  13 years agoPost 13
RRuiz

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Puebla, Mexico

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Have you tried heat? Indirect using a red hot rod or direct?
Thanks

Roberto

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11-05-2004 01:52 PM  13 years agoPost 14
xagent

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Coke

Coke is pretty powerfull. Toss a penny into some coke and a week later you wont be able to read the lettering on the coin, it eats that much away.

ML

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11-05-2004 11:59 PM  13 years agoPost 15
HelicopterJohn

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Seffner, Florida​(Just East of Tampa,​Florida)

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This guy has the correct answer

llamatrails

You said:
I use a die for cutting threads. Spin the screw into it, and the cutting teeth clean out the dried loctite. Then, I use alcohol to get the powder out.
You are absolutely correct!!! Give it a try, you will be amazed at the results.

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11-06-2004 02:10 AM  13 years agoPost 16
Conrod

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Mount Dora , Florida

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Die is the best way and fastest and easiest. Go to the hardware store and get a 3mm and 4mm die. You'll love it! Best 10 bucks I've spent when it comes to reusing screws that were caked up w/ locktite!

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12-06-2004 05:58 PM  12 years agoPost 17
Aaron29

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