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rudy
Sep 13, 2017

Locktite 603

3 comments

Hi. I have learned from Mr. Apelton the usefulness of the Locktite 603 "permanent" locking/gluing /fixing/holding/mending/repairing/welding/soldering-like capabilities. However, having applied this stuff to a part for temporary holding, I'm struggling to get rid of the remains of it afterwords after having heated the parts to separate them. Sometimes I'm done with the finish and don't want to sand it off. Tried thinner, but no luck.

Is there a "undo" button somewhere?

Albert
Oct 10, 2017

Hi Rudy,

I've had the best results with MEK. Some say acetone would work as well. You would need to let it soak some time though.

rudy
Oct 10, 2017

Thanks Albert,

This MEK ( Methyl Ethyl Ketone as i Googled it to be), where do I get this stuf? What do we otherwise use it for?

Albert
Oct 10, 2017

There is a reference of it on Amazon in the UK. I live in Germany, near the Dutch border. I can get it in 1 liter bottles from almost every diy store. It is used for dissolving or as an adhesive for plastics (like with model aircrafts). I used it a lot for cleaning up poyurethane spills (before it hardens).

You may also find it as Butanone.

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