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How do you remove lock-tight???

Old 03-18-2003, 05:40 AM
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Default How do you remove lock-tight???

Hey guys I used lock-tight (blue) on the flex shaft coupler that screws on to the engine. When I tried to remove the coupler, the threaded shaft came out of the engine and still has the coupler attached to it. Is there something that I can soak it in to loosen up the lock tight? WD-40, antifreeze in a crock pot, denatured alcohol, etc. Please let me know!!!
Old 03-18-2003, 07:46 AM
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Default How do you remove lock-tight???

i read some where on here,that if you heat it up it will losen up the lock-tight.
Old 03-18-2003, 07:56 AM
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Default How do you remove lock-tight???

Not sure of the fittings you are dealing with but yes if you are working with metal, heat up with a soldering iron/gun and it will loosen the loctite.
Old 03-18-2003, 11:19 AM
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Default How do you remove lock-tight???

I'll second that. The only thing that breaks down most lock-tite is heat.
Old 03-19-2003, 03:28 AM
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Default How do you remove lock-tight???

Thanks guys!!! That makes perfect cents! I never thought of that I'm really glad I asked before I tried something else. Thanks again Dale

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