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Lock-tite - A safe way to loosen scope screws?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by pendennis, Mar 5, 2009.

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  1. pendennis

    pendennis Well-Known Member

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    Try a hot hair dryer. It may help break the bond. You should be able to loosen then.

    Dennis
     
  2. RogerNRA

    RogerNRA TS Member

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    Put some heat on them as stated. Never Lock-tite your rings only the mounts......Roger
     
  3. trench12

    trench12 TS Member

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    heat is the answer- also make absolutely sure you have the Proper tool to remove the screws!! Whether they be slotted, socket head, or torx drive. If they are socket or torx I would opt for a brand new tool. Worn tool will get you a rounded out head and then you are really in deep s%^t! As far as the grade of thread sealant, different manufactures use different colors to identify the strength of the product. There is no industry standard so who knows what you have. If you have access to a drill press try chucking the tool and securing the scope in a vise aligned under the chuck. Turning the chuck by hand should provide more than enough torque to do the job. good luck and BE CAREFUL!!
     
  4. andybull

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    If you use a soldering gun make sure you clean all the solder off of the tip thoroughly.
     
  5. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    Blue Loc-Tite is designed to be freed by heat. It does not take a lot of heat.

    A heat gun so you an concentrate the heat where you need it is your best bet.

    I have some cheapie butane pencil torches that would work too.

    Hope you have Torx, but in any case use a perfect fitting tool.

    You can try heating a screwdriver insert first, but it may not conduct the heat to where it's needed. Soldering iron next, stick it right on the scew head.

    If you can have turning pressure while you heat the work it would be better.

    good luck.

    HM
     
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