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dazzabb

Removing dried Loctite?

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Strange question I know, but anyone know if Loctite can be chemically removed / dissolved?

Easy enough to wire brush it from the bolts but what about the captive bolt holes where wirebrushing won't work?

I'm up for a new starter clutch and gear on my WR450 soon and it seems that a few poor punters have had big drama with the 6 bolts coming loose soon after re-assembly, possibly due to threads not being cleaned properly.

I want to avoid those same problems.

Cheers

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solvent, run a tap in the hole, both, or a dental pick with a 90 degree bend on the end thats short enough to fit in the hole and scrape the old stuff out. then blast with compressed air to force out

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Yup, Navy's right, the only way to really get old locktite out is to run a tap down in there. That stuff gets hard as iron.

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If you are going to chase the threads out with a tap make sure it's a good quality one and not some "poison dogfood/toothpaste, lead contaminated" chinese junk tap. That being said I use taps all the time to clean out the old loctite , etc. Works great.

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I use a small pointed pick fro those pick sets. Even in bolt holes. A flat bottom tap works well also.

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