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Old 08-13-2020, 08:47 PM
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Hi,
When building the car, I applied too much locktite and now I need to remove some screws, I actually stripped them. I tried heat (solder iron), speed out and grabit extractor with no luck.
Does anyone has better solution to remove stripped screws?
Thank you so much.



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Old 08-13-2020, 11:57 PM
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Cut a slot in it with a dremel and a thin grinding disc, heat up the screw with a solder iron and unscrew it with a flat head screwdriver
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Old 08-14-2020, 01:23 AM
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Using extreme care and precision, drill out the screw using a 3mm bit. Aim for the exact center.....

You may want to replace the screw below it as well...
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And now we have two threads.....




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Old 08-14-2020, 05:48 AM
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you need to apply more heat to screw to break the loc tites hold. not sure what you have on hand but if you have it find a piece of copper use your Dremel and shape it like the drilled head heat copper up and break the loc t hold.I use vise grips and a propane torch even a turbo jet lighter will do.not sure what type of loc T you used but they all have heat ranges to make them release grip look it up get the copper 20 degrees hotter b4 applying to screw head.
B4 you do all this use ur dremel and the rectangle cleaning stone to made the cut off wheel a small dis so you dont damage ur cf chassis.
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Somethings up with Blue Loctite these days. I used it for years without a problem and then this year I've had two screws I couldn't get out. An EZ Out worked like a charm in one case. I've been using Purple Loctite ever since without a problem. If you read the specs it's the one we should be using for these little screws anyways.
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Use a drill slightly larger than the screw, drill it right on center. Once the drill cuts through the head, the head will just fall off and you're done. I've had to do it a few times. Much better than putting a slot on it.
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Old 08-14-2020, 07:39 AM
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why not just use a left handed drill bit 5/16 should work.
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Because, after you get past the head, it will still not have enough torque to break out the shank from the loctite. If it did not break out with an Allen Head Wrench or driver that tiny bit won't do much good.
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Once the aluminum piece and carbon plate are apart, you'll be able to grab what's left of the bolt with vice grips. 3mm might be plenty to grab. Heat the threadlock with a torch. It'll melt at high Temps into a nice lube sometimes.
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I use screw extractors, works every time
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Once the aluminum piece and carbon plate are apart, you'll be able to grab what's left of the bolt with vice grips. 3mm might be plenty to grab. Heat the threadlock with a torch. It'll melt at high Temps into a nice lube sometimes.
Not with a flat head screw which is what he has. There will be nothing left grab onto if it's just drilled out. The slot + heat is probably the only way.
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theres many different ways to get the screw out.heat is the 1st gotta break the loc tites grip.
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best way was the 1st suggestion slot it with a dremel and take screw out with flathead
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I have drilled out the whole screw to remove it.
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