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What dissolves Loctite?

I pulled the rotors from my front wheel to polish the wheel.
What's an easy way to get the old Red Loctite off the bolts?
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Red is removed with heat - blowtorch level heat.
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I would either clean with a wire wheel on a bench grinder or chase the threads with a die....

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At work we use heat to remove then a tap or die to chase threads

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If the bolts are locked in place and you heat them to 400 degrees it will reactivate (melt) the Loctite.

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OK this may not be Red Loctite. These bolts came out easily using a 3/8 socket wrench. Bike has 39K on the clock so I'll assume the Red stuff is from the factory.

What did the factory put on the Disc Bolts that is Red in color.
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Yeah, I experienced same with my 95. I used Purple Loctite to reseat them, no issues in four years.

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OK this may not be Red Loctite. These bolts came out easily using a 3/8 socket wrench. Bike has 39K on the clock so I'll assume the Red stuff is from the factory.

What did the factory put on the Disc Bolts that is Red in color.

Honda loctite colors do not match commercial thread locker colors.


The red thread locker used by honda is a high temp medium strength product, Hondalock 2HT.
I have zero connection with rockyMt, they just carry most of honda's chemicals. honda's thread lockers are usually half the price of loctite at the local store.

https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p...ondalock-2ht-p

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I pulled the rotors from my front wheel to polish the wheel.
What's an easy way to get the old Red Loctite off the bolts?
I use the steel brush side of my bench grinder to clean threads. Then apply blue loctite for most. I don’t ever use the red. Where you have heat, like exhaust, there not going anywhere.

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