How to Remove Red Threadlocker
It can be difficult removing Loctite® red threadlocker, and it’s a common vehicle maintenance question. While the strength of our red threadlockers is formidable, and meant to be a permanent assembly method – don’t believe the myths… red threadlocker can be disassembled with the right technique.
When disassembling red threadlocker the process is a little different than for other threadlockers. The key is to apply localized heat greater than 550° F. Then, once the threaded assembly is hot, the bolt can be unthreaded. Without applying heat to the assembly, it’s likely that over time, a bolt would break before coming loose.
Watch this video for a demonstration on removing red threadlocker:
The ideal placement of red threadlockers is on bolts ranging from 1/4″ to 3/4″ diameters for some of the following:
- Bearing caps
- Motor mounts
- Suspension bolts
- Heavy duty equipment areas
To find more information, and download resources and selector charts on Loctite® threadlockers, click here.
Don’t let our high strength threadlocker scare you, just remember…“heat things up to loosen it up!” Just don’t use it on plastic parts… that’s a whole other story.
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