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Old 03-14-2009, 05:24 PM
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Hey. I am trying to get this grub screw out of my Losi 8ight-t. I put blue threadlock on it a couple of weeks ago. It seems pretty firmly screwed in. How can I remove it?
Old 03-14-2009, 06:38 PM
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Use a soldering iron to apply heat to the head, once it has a chance to heat up the threadlock will release. Just be careful not to overheat stuff and melt/damage something adjacent/atatched.
Old 03-14-2009, 06:56 PM
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Cool. Thanks. I'll give that a try.
Old 03-14-2009, 08:05 PM
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Default RE: threadlock screw

What is the size of the allen driver that the grub needs to nscrew it?

If it is 3mm, you shoule be able to muscle it out without any stripping. The grub will break free with a small "pop" and then simply unsccrew out.

But if it is a smaller allen driver that is needed, say like a 2.5mm or especially if it is smaller, definitely, do the heat trick that Dave mentioned.
Old 03-14-2009, 08:19 PM
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ORIGINAL: DaveG55

Use a soldering iron to apply heat to the head, once it has a chance to heat up the threadlock will release. Just be careful not to overheat stuff and melt/damage something adjacent/atatched.
Never thought of that...Good idea.
Old 03-14-2009, 09:45 PM
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Default RE: threadlock screw

Acetone works well on stubborn threadlock too, just don't heat it while it's wet with acetone. You might have to apply it a couple of times but it will soften and disolve the Loctite.

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