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Old 11-21-2005, 07:50 PM   #1
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the st-1 screws have either red loc tite or something else. its definately not blue.

most i could take out with a lot of force, but some just strip

anybody know of of a way to loosen the loc-tite or stop stripped the heads? get a special brand of allen screw-drivers?
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Old 11-21-2005, 07:57 PM   #2
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Try This

Heat The Area With A Heat Gun Or Blow Dryer To Somewhat Soften Up The Loc-tite. It Might Work. Good Luck!!
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Old 11-21-2005, 07:58 PM   #3
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use one of those micro torches on the screw head before you try to losen (say away from plastic) that works for me or tap screw head with small hammer against something solid.
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hudy drivers.....great tolerances ive never stripped a screw yet

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Old 11-21-2005, 08:32 PM   #5
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heh I was going to say the same as the last 2 posts combined!

Hudy drivers are the best you can get... Ofna makes some decient ones that are about half the price of Hudy, but still not as good. If you get them get the 120mm ones... you'll thank yourself down the road when a regular length driver is just a little short...

I use the mirco torch as well to loosen up loc-tite. Just heat it for 30 seconds to a minute and try it, if you need more then do some more. Also you can try to tighten a bit then back it out, that sometimes breaks it up as well.

I've heard that a hot soldering iron on the head for 2 - 3 minutes works great as well, but that's more for electric guys who have a soldering iron hot while they are working on stuff
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Old 11-21-2005, 08:41 PM   #6
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soldering iron rite on the screw head... let it get hot... loosen it.... it its alum.-alum. then a mini torch.....
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get some good hex drivers (*edit*)
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ya i was going to tell you to heat them to but ya like every body said watch out for plastik when you heat and you will need a lot of heat but i geuss we had blue lock tight on them lol
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I like aka driver idea with the soldering iron.. try it really works.. I just heated it and use a small flat head screw driver that fit and it came right out.
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Acetone works well on metal stuff not recommend for plastic.
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