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Post by Jon Eulette on Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:02 pm

Is there a magic trick to removing Loctite from pistol without removing bluing, etc? Hopefully chemical requiring little elbow grease, mine have no grease left from checkering pistols lol.
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Post by bruce martindale on Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:07 pm

Not sure but have you tried Goof Off?

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Post by dapduh2 on Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:13 pm

https://bsi-inc.com/hobby/un_cure.html

Photoescape told me about this recently. Haven’t tried it thought. Worth a look.
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Post by 10sandxs on Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:27 pm

"CA" I'm guessing is cyanoacrylate, aka superglue.  Loctite is a little different chemistry, but might be similar enough to work.  The last loctite I removed was with a dulled dental pick, some steel wool, a magnifier and a lot of patience...

Might also try MEK (methyl ethyl keytone) if you can find any... model shops might still have it. Carbon tetrachloride mght work as well.


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Post by Jon Eulette on Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:31 pm

dapduh2 wrote:https://bsi-inc.com/hobby/un_cure.html

Photoescape told me about this recently. Haven’t tried it thought. Worth a look.
Thanks!
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Post by WesG on Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:37 pm

The last I saw from Loctite, there is nothing that will dissolve it. I'm sure they'd have it for sale if there were.

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Post by john bickar on Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:37 pm

What’s best way to remove Loctite from exterior of pistol? WAT
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Post by Tim:H11 on Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:37 pm

I’m just spit balling here - I’ve never tried it but what about some heat? Could heat soften it enough to remove?
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Post by kc.crawford.7 on Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:29 am

Acetone?
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Post by jglenn21 on Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:10 am

Locktite Chisel is their removal product..  Methylene Chloride is the main ingredient. Having good fingernails helps too Smile

Acetone or lacquer thinner also.will soften it. Then 0000 steel wool or your fingernail
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Post by Jon Eulette on Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:33 am

Thanks everybody! Got some things to try.
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Post by Kp321 on Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:04 am

Acetone and bronze wool, not steel wool.

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Post by Greg Walloch on Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:37 am

5-Day soak in salt water, followed by heavy use of a 40 grit belt sander.  I’m here to help.  You can call me.

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Post by Jon Eulette on Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:49 am

Thanks for the method Greg I just took your Clark long slide 45 and caked-on some red Loctite and dried it with a blow dryer to get it nice and hard. I didn't do the salt bath until after I belt sanded it. The salt bath turned into a beautiful red brown hue. I think you're going to love it, because now it looks like a ventilated rib underneath the scope rail kind of like a python. No extra charge buddy!
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Post by john bickar on Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:05 pm

Jon Eulette wrote:Thanks for the method Greg I just took your Clark long slide 45 and caked-on some red Loctite and dried it with a blow dryer to get it nice and hard. I didn't do the salt bath until after I belt sanded it. The salt bath turned into a beautiful red brown hue. I think you're going to love it, because now it looks like a ventilated rib underneath the scope rail kind of like a python. No extra charge buddy!
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Post by CR10X on Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:13 pm

Alternate liberal application of brake cleaner and heating with blow dryer (don't have any other use for it anyway now Sad ).  But make sure the brake cleaner is completely dry / removed before applying heat!  Still had to pick away at it a lot.

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Post by Greg Walloch on Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:56 pm

Jon,

Thank you!!!  I appreciate the extra attention to detail.

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Post by john bickar on Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:00 pm

CR10X wrote:... blow dryer (don't have any other use for it anyway now Sad

We need to get you a dog!
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Post by CR10X on Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:10 pm

Got one.  Wife likes him better.  He sits, stays, doesn't drink as much bourbon and doesn't talk back.....

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Post by messenger on Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:14 pm

When I needed to remove dried paint from leather without hurting the leather I have always used high speed enamel reducer. Just a thought.

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Post by PhotoEscape on Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:32 pm

CR10X wrote:Got one.  Wife likes him better.  He sits, stays, doesn't drink as much bourbon and doesn't talk back.....
It is just an acclimation period.  Make sure you have dog house big enough for two, - inevitable you both will end up there for unrelated reasons but at the same time!
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Post by 1joel1 on Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:52 pm

For blue or red Loctite, heat is the answer. Much experience from building engines Sad
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Post by fc60 on Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:56 pm

Greetings,

Telephone the LocTite help desk.

They were most helpful when I needed guidance.

Cheers,

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Post by rich.tullo on Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:07 pm

Heat, toothpick and time.
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Post by mikemyers on Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:10 pm

Maybe one of these ideas from Loctite will help?
https://www.loctiteproducts.com/en/know-how/fix-stuff/remove-adhesives.html
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