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    Loctite 243 Solvent

    All,

    I have used some Loctite 243 on a set of optiloc rings and bases. I'm swapping the rings and mounts and want to clean the old stuff off the threads before reapplying some fresh.

    The Loctite website says use a Loctite solvent to clean the old stuff off. Does anyone know if I have to buy this special stuff or would meths, petrol, lighter fuel or something similar work also.

    Thanks,

    Bob

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    I have never used any of the proper loctite solvent, but I can tell you that Nitromors will dissolve Loctite 2242 without any damage to blued steel.

    Neil.

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    Hornet,

    That's the sort of thing I had in mind. I've got some nitro morse in the garage.

    Thanks for the tip.

    Cheers,

    Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hornet 6 View Post
    I have never used any of the proper loctite solvent, but I can tell you that Nitromors will dissolve Loctite 2242 without any damage to blued steel.

    Neil.
    I would have never thought of that - it's the methylene chloride in it. Another source is MEK but be very very careful, it's nasty stuff.

    Knots

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