Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login

Site Notices
Posted: 1/29/2011 5:49:10 AM EDT
I have a v-Tac handguard I need to remove that is locktighted on (red).

I know I need to heat it to get it to break down the locktite. What should I use to heat it? Do I have to worry about getting the alluminum too hot and having it change color (its anodized) or anything like that?

How do I know when to stop applying heat?
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 5:56:48 AM EDT
you need to use either a heat gun or a small propane torch to reach enough heat to break it loose ,
just work the heat back and forth and not in one centered area . thats what i had to use when i had to deal with red , i use a small torch , you may try a flame from a candle right at the source ive used that to . hope it help you out

Link Posted: 1/29/2011 6:34:58 AM EDT
Some have suggested a soldering iron on the screw itself.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 12:35:19 PM EDT
482F remove while hot.
Top Top