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Posted: 1/3/2011 4:11:03 PM

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I don't want to use acetone, and I don't necessarily want to apply too much heat near polymer parts.

What other options, if any, are there for unscrewing blue Loctite?
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Posted: 1/3/2011 4:13:53 PM
Try heating it with a hair dryer.
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Posted: 1/3/2011 4:29:30 PM
Originally Posted By P08:
Try heating it with a hair dryer.


I bought my wife a new hair dryer and put the old one on my bench.........MANY uses for it there.
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Posted: 1/3/2011 4:55:30 PM
Originally Posted By hrt4me:
I don't want to use acetone, and I don't necessarily want to apply too much heat near polymer parts.

What other options, if any, are there for unscrewing blue Loctite?


You shouldn't need any heat or anything with blue.

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Posted: 1/3/2011 8:47:49 PM
Better than a hair dryer:

A soldering iron-you apply heat directly to the screwhead. I pull front sights from Glocks that have had the red LocTite used with no problem. Unless you "Dum-Dum" it you have no chance of damaging anything.
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Posted: 1/4/2011 11:13:04 AM
What size screws, and was actual LocTite brand used? Screws under about 8-32 will need a little heat...I like the soldering iron idea. Green Loctite is better for the really small screws.

The only reason I ask about the brand is that different brands have different color codes. I bought some off brand stuff that uses the color red for medium strength....equivalent to blue in Loctite brand.
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Posted: 1/4/2011 5:51:50 PM
I just use the correct screwdriver. I've never had an issue with blue loctite, even on 6-48 screws.
Red loctite is a whole nother cat...
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Posted: 1/5/2011 12:59:01 PM
Originally Posted By hockeysew:
Better than a hair dryer:

A soldering iron-you apply heat directly to the screwhead. I pull front sights from Glocks that have had the red LocTite used with no problem. Unless you "Dum-Dum" it you have no chance of damaging anything.


THIS is why I read all these threads, somebody smarter than me always has a better idea than I would have....