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Old 02-05-2010, 05:06 PM   #1
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I know heat works for removing screws but I'm trying to get loctite off of lexan belt guards (Optima Mid) and the fiberglass upper deck. Got any ideas (besides scraping)?
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some finger nail polish remover might work
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Whack it with a driver....you can Shock the threads loose.....IF the part is strong enough to take it
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Whack it with a driver....you can Shock the threads loose.....IF the part is strong enough to take it
you must not have read it right, he said its on parts not screws.
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I was able to get it off the fiberglass upper deck using a chisel tip on the soldering iron and 650 degree heat. As long as you keep moving the fiberglass will hold up to the heat, for a short period of time anyways.

Still investigating for the lexan parts. I emailed Loctite (got a reply in less than 24 hours), here is their response:

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Aaron, if you are simply trying to remove the residue from these parts, it does require aggressive solvents like methylene chloride and this can attack both of those plastics unfortunately. There is a company called Dynaloy, Inc in Indianapolis who sells safe dissolving agents for many chemistries. Give them a call at 317 788-5694. They may offer a more suitable solution. The threadlockers are anaerobic chemistry.
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you must not have read it right, he said its on parts not screws.

my bad your right.
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