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Posted: 9/22/2005 9:12:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/22/2005 9:17:43 AM EDT by NYPatriot]
I know that heat is the universal solvent for Loctite, so I'm about to use the old trick of applying a sodering iron to a small screw before I attempt to break it loose.

Qusetion is, how long do I need to apply to heat it for the Loctite to become soft? The sodering iron is 15W & the screws are the small button heads that come with the KNS anti-walk/anti-rotate fire control pins. The Loctite is blue (medium strength). Yes... I applied extra.

I don't want to over heat anything, so how long should I put iron to steel?

Link Posted: 9/22/2005 9:16:50 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/22/2005 9:18:50 AM EDT by Leisure_Shoot]
a 15 W soldering iron may take a long time.
I'd think a 40 W would be better in that case.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 9:18:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/22/2005 9:19:49 AM EDT by NYPatriot]

Originally Posted By Leisure_Shoot:
are you heating it with a match or a torch?
Usually, if heating with a small butane torch, it comes loose in a few seconds.

Electric sodering iron (15W). Temps get into the 675 F range IIRC.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 9:19:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/22/2005 9:20:15 AM EDT by Leisure_Shoot]
sorry.... I only read the title first...

i think a 15 W iron may not be able to overcome the large "heatsink" that is the rest of the material.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 9:22:50 AM EDT

Use more Iron!
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 10:28:22 AM EDT
87 seconds!
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 10:41:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/22/2005 10:41:57 AM EDT by Green_Canoe]
I use a small flame on a propane torch applied to the head of the screw/bolt for 7.3 - 7.7 seconds. Works well for me.

Link Posted: 9/22/2005 5:33:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/22/2005 5:33:47 PM EDT by NYPatriot]

how long should I put iron to steel?

The answer is 25-30 seconds. The 15W iron worked like a charm!
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