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Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by uilim, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. uilim

    uilim New Member

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    I want to change the red dot sight on my TP9SFX but one screw will not turn. I tapped down the 2mm hex 1st and turned it the hex stripped. Only had blue loctite on it. The other screw came out just fine. I don’t want to damage sight or mount plate. Any suggestions????
     


  2. oldag

    oldag TGT Addict

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    In the future, use purple loctite.
     
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  3. Dawico

    Dawico TGT Addict

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    Add some heat and try a screw extractor.
     
  4. V-Tach

    V-Tach TGT Addict Forum Sponsor

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    It happens...what is the head shape of the screw? I have drilled the head off and after the sight is off just remove with pliers or small vise grip.....if you have a drill press and vise it is much easier......

    Dawico's suggestion sometimes works too...depends on how aggressive you really want (have) to be...
     
  5. Dawico

    Dawico TGT Addict

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    You may have to drill the head off and hopefully there is enough sticking out to get a Vise Grip on it.

    Never had an issue with blue Loctite but have dealt with junk screws.
     
  6. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    I never had junk screws, just some that are better than others....
     
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  7. uilim

    uilim New Member

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    Junk screw I think but will work on it tonight. Thanks for thoughts
     
  8. TxStetson

    TxStetson Usually Here TGT Supporter Lifetime Member

    I see what you did there.
     
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  9. orbitup

    orbitup Sticker Cop TGT Supporter

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    Drunk screws?
     
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  10. Dad_Roman

    Dad_Roman TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Even better....:green:
     


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