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    Question traxxas loctite problem

    i have blue threadlock on my mip xduty screws and now when one came apart i need to rebuild it now i cant remove them its really tight how do you loosen them thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by lukebush16 View Post
    i have blue threadlock on my mip xduty screws and now when one came apart i need to rebuild it now i cant remove them its really tight how do you loosen them thanks
    A small amount of heat helps, i carefully use a lighter, or a heat gun or hair dryer works.

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    Heat, thatís the easies way to break its hold. Just be careful around plastics. Just use a small hobby torch, nothing to big.


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    I use a soldering gun to warm the screw

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamann View Post
    I use a soldering gun to warm the screw

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    One more vote for soldering gun.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jamann View Post
    I use a soldering gun to warm the screw

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamann View Post
    I use a soldering gun to warm the screw

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    A good idea except that the fastener isn't what you want to get heated to release the thread lock since an expanding fastener only gets tighter. You want to heat the outside so it expands and the fastener stays small and is easy to remove.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zedorda View Post
    A good idea except that the fastener isn't what you want to get heated to release the thread lock since an expanding fastener only gets tighter. You want to heat the outside so it expands and the fastener stays small and is easy to remove.
    You're not trying to expand or contract anything.
    Heat liquifies loctite.
    Problem solved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trentbaby65 View Post
    You're not trying to expand or contract anything.
    Heat liquifies loctite.
    Problem solved.

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    I believe you are thinking about Loctite RED which melts under heat but BLUE is a different chemical composite and doesn't melt but may soften some. Heat works universally to loosen fasteners because of differential thermal expansion.

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    Ok, I agree. It softens the blue loctite lessening its hold on the threads.
    Again. Problem solved.

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