Easy Locktite Removal

We use a lot of Locktite at work: RC635 (Max. Strength Retaining), 290 (Adhesive/Sealant, Wicking), 242 (Threadlocker) and 7649 primer for 518 (Gasket Eliminator). Whenever we have to remove the stuff or break something free, we cringe! We've called Locktite and asked about solvents. They claim that none exist. Heat isn't always a good solution because you can warp or break castings.

Recently, just by luck, we spilled some methyl alcohol on a fitting which had Locktite on it. The alcohol softened and then dissolved the Locktite.

Try this before hauling out the blowtorch.

Sidney in NC