LocTite Removal ?


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gunsmither
January 23, 2003, 12:05 AM
Anybody know what chemical to use to remove CURED LOCTITE from the top of a Blued Receiver? I've Tried acetone, Methyl Ethyl Ketone, RB-17, Sweets 7.62, and Paint remover with Methylene Chloride. Nothing worked! Even tried heat! :fire:

I'm thinking Nuclear Weapon at this point! :cuss: Any Ideas, anyone ? Called locktite, they said Methylene Chloride, hence the paint stripper. Maybe Pure MC ? Thanks in advance! gunsmither :D

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DeBee
January 23, 2003, 01:13 AM
I'm stunned that paint stripper didn't dissolve the stuff. I've used Kleen Strip Premium Gel and that crap will melt just about anything!

Next I'd try super glue remover. While you are looking for that, email Brownells tech department and ask them what they'd use.

Pistolsmith
January 23, 2003, 09:07 AM
Do you own a soldering gun? It will remove the glumpf in just a few seconds. Heat it and when it gets soft, scrape it away with a matchstick or Q tip.

gunsmither
January 24, 2003, 12:11 AM
:confused: I tried heat again today. Really poured the coals to it, and it didn't budge!:banghead:

I went and bought some carburater cleaner- didn't touch it!:evil:

I should add that the top of the Marlin receiver appears to be bead blasted for a non-glare surface. Perhaps this slight texturing is what makes this Locktite(?) so tenacious.

Finally gave up, and installed rear sight, and said "To h--- with it. Don't know what else to do. Whatever this stuff is, it's impervious to anything available that I have access to. This could be Space Shuttle Grade Locktite, perhaps?:eek:

Thanks for your suggestions. Safe Shootin! Joe:D

Walt Sherrill
January 24, 2003, 11:13 AM
One other thing you might try is Automotive Paint Remover.

(I used it to remove the Polycoat finish from a pre-B CZ-75. Nothing else would touch it.)

You can get it in spray cans at auto parts houses.

Be sure it doesn't hit wood or anything plastic. (Spray some into a small container, and use a paint brush to apply it.)

Dogsoldier
January 24, 2003, 05:17 PM
I remember Loctite use to sell a releasing agent. It came in a little bottle with a paint brush, much like nail polish. This stuff dissolved even the red stuff on contact. Maybe you could pop over to the locktite site, they must have one, and email the customer service department.

Good luck.

JOE
January 25, 2003, 08:53 AM
the only way i've been able to remove loc-tite is using the wire wheel on my bench grinder

Pistolsmith
January 25, 2003, 01:16 PM
Bead blasting works, also.

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