Loc-tite unlocked
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Gear & Accessories > Firearm Accessories & Gear > Loc-tite unlocked

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-17-2009, 12:31 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
lonyaeger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bandera,Texas
Posts: 10,381
Liked 59 Times on 35 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default Loc-tite unlocked

Can't get the damned grip bushing unfrozen from the frame. Any hints on how to unlock the Loc-tite?

__________________
lonyaeger is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 10-17-2009, 12:38 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 18
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lonyaeger View Post
Can't get the damned grip bushing unfrozen from the frame. Any hints on how to unlock the Loc-tite?
Try localized heat. A soldering gun or pencil-type torch should work ok.
__________________
toolman is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2009, 01:16 AM   #3
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
spittinfire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Maiden,NC
Posts: 9,663
Liked 83 Times on 54 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

What color lock tite is it? purple or blue shouldn't require anything but will loosen with heat. Red, any #, will loosen with some heat but they need to be rather warm. If it's green...well....get a torch, a press and pray it will come apart.

__________________

If the pain is lacking so is the discipline...

"the only 911 call I need is chambering a round" - Mr. Muller, MO car dealer

spittinfire is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2009, 01:21 AM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
lonyaeger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bandera,Texas
Posts: 10,381
Liked 59 Times on 35 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Can't tell what color it is, unfortunately. I have a soldering iron, but not any kind of a torch, so I'll try that. Thanks guys.

__________________
lonyaeger is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2009, 01:23 AM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
lonyaeger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bandera,Texas
Posts: 10,381
Liked 59 Times on 35 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by spittinfire View Post
What color lock tite is it? purple or blue shouldn't require anything but will loosen with heat. Red, any #, will loosen with some heat but they need to be rather warm. If it's green...well....get a torch, a press and pray it will come apart.
Why would Nighthawk use red, which sounds pretty permanent, on something as simple as a grip bushing? Hope they didn't, I'm just wanting to change my panels from regular-size to slim and have to change out the bushings to allow for the slims.
__________________
lonyaeger is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2009, 01:35 AM   #6
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
spittinfire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Maiden,NC
Posts: 9,663
Liked 83 Times on 54 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lonyaeger View Post
Why would Nighthawk use red, which sounds pretty permanent, on something as simple as a grip bushing? Hope they didn't, I'm just wanting to change my panels from regular-size to slim and have to change out the bushings to allow for the slims.
I'm not familiar with nighthawks grip bushings but if they're like the inserts that Kimber uses and judging by a quick google search they are, there is no reason they should use anything other then purple. Purple is a small screw, servicable lock tite. Blue is the same but can be used on larger bolts. Light heat from a heat gun, even a hair dryer should be enough to make them let go.

Yes, red is intended to be permanent for use on any size bolt, think drivetrain of cars/trucks. Green is used to press cylinder sleeves in engines.
__________________

If the pain is lacking so is the discipline...

"the only 911 call I need is chambering a round" - Mr. Muller, MO car dealer

spittinfire is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2009, 06:18 PM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
lonyaeger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bandera,Texas
Posts: 10,381
Liked 59 Times on 35 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Tried the soldering iron, the highest heat I could deliver to such a tight area, and I could budge the bushings just a little bit. This is unbelievable, and now the bushings are mangled. I guess my only option is to send the frame to Nighthawk now, huh?

If I'm sending just the frame, do I have to go through the whole FFL routine?

__________________
lonyaeger is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2009, 06:23 PM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: I see you, and you will not know when I will strike
Posts: 24,301
Liked 3479 Times on 1609 Posts
Likes Given: 3590

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lonyaeger View Post

If I'm sending just the frame, do I have to go through the whole FFL routine?
No. It's to the manufacturer for repairs. You aren't changing ownership.

I sent my complete Kimber to Robar for coating and they sent it directly back. It was already mine, there was no transfer of owner.

JD
__________________
Dillinger is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2009, 06:59 PM   #9
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
canebrake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: 150 miles NE of Sloppy Joe's Bar
Posts: 21,941
Liked 1424 Times on 808 Posts
Likes Given: 1290

Default

JD, does NH stake the bushings?

Heres what you need;

  1. Vice grips, set light first and if that spins go heavy and break the bushing into pices. Clean up the mess and check the threads.
  2. If threads are questionable (higher probality if staked), run a tap to clean them up. DO NOT use the new bushings to clean the threads! They will become zen with the receiver.
  3. Do yourself a favor and get what us 1911 owners use to frequently change out bushings; the bushing driver and a small tube of blue thread-loc.
dscf3681.jpg

This tool is a MUST for slim/thin bushings! Don't forget to use slim/thin screws or you will contact the mag!

I got my bushing driver from Alan Smith @ SMITH & ALEXANDER, INC (800)722-1911
__________________
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...brake02jpg.jpg

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/...ps18cfbeae.jpg

Get her dirty, then clean her so she starts to respect you. When her trust is complete, she will serve you well for a lifetime!

"...if doves shot back, there wouldn't be a need for a bag limit."
- orangello

Last edited by canebrake; 10-18-2009 at 07:02 PM.
canebrake is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2009, 12:59 AM   #10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
lonyaeger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bandera,Texas
Posts: 10,381
Liked 59 Times on 35 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by canebrake View Post
JD, does NH stake the bushings?

Heres what you need;
  1. Vice grips, set light first and if that spins go heavy and break the bushing into pices. Clean up the mess and check the threads.
  2. If threads are questionable (higher probality if staked), run a tap to clean them up. DO NOT use the new bushings to clean the threads! They will become zen with the receiver.
  3. Do yourself a favor and get what us 1911 owners use to frequently change out bushings; the bushing driver and a small tube of blue thread-loc.
Attachment 6887

This tool is a MUST for slim/thin bushings! Don't forget to use slim/thin screws or you will contact the mag!

I got my bushing driver from Alan Smith @ SMITH & ALEXANDER, INC (800)722-1911
Well, I got all but one of them out (of course, the first one I worked on) using the vice-grips. I was surprised to see that the loc-tite was red. I guess that explains some of it.

They were crappy vice-grips, so I think I'll get a new pair tomorrow with sharper teeth and I bet I'll get the last one. And you better believe I'll get one of those tools....thanks for that....my right hand is like hamburger.

And I have the slim bushings and screws ready to go from Brownell's.
__________________
lonyaeger is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Tite-Group Powder geocole Ammunition & Reloading 0 04-26-2007 02:11 PM