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TrueGunNut
12-04-2010, 11:24
I just realized that the Loctite that I put on my 1911's grip screws was not the BLUE colored thread locker but Loctite brand super glue!.... I AM RETARDED. I bought a tiny thing of loctite at lowes and it was a blue container and I thought it was the same thing as thread locker.

Am I screwed? I will say, the grip screws don't feel like they will ever come loose.

TrueGunNut
12-04-2010, 11:27
http://www.loctiteproducts.com/p/4/3/sg_prog_tube/overview/Loctite-Super-Glue-Gel-Professional.htm that is what I put on my grip screws, thinking it was the same thing as the loctite blue thread locker.
This is on ed brown rosewood grips and my dan wesson valor !!!! ....I don't plan on taking the grips off.... they are beautiful..but still...

is this stuff more "potent" than blue thread locker? Did I "F" up BAD???

fire65
12-04-2010, 11:29
You may be screwed. Only thing I can think of is try heating them, not sure if you could get them hot enough. If you get it done, lets us know how it worked out.
Or just never remove the grips again.

Quack
12-04-2010, 11:29
hope you don't have an ambi-safety, because you would need to take the right side grip off for most of them.

TrueGunNut
12-04-2010, 11:30
there is no ambi safety.

I feel a little sick though....

TrueGunNut
12-04-2010, 11:31
Again... I really don't plan on taking those grips off.... so....

Should I try and take them off though..just to see if I CAN???

Hokie1911
12-04-2010, 11:31
DOH! :homer:

Quack
12-04-2010, 11:32
if anything the grip bushings would come out, then you could cut them off from the bottom side of the grip.

woodrowNC
12-04-2010, 11:32
I just realized that the Loctite that I put on my 1911's grip screws was not the BLUE colored thread locker but Loctite brand super glue!.... I AM RETARDED. I bought a tiny thing of loctite at lowes and it was a blue container and I thought it was the same thing as thread locker.

Am I screwed? I will say, the grip screws don't feel like they will ever come loose.

done that. heat.

bac1023
12-04-2010, 11:32
Ouch!

Quack
12-04-2010, 11:32
done that. heat.

part of your drunken gunsmithing :animlol:

TrueGunNut
12-04-2010, 11:34
woodrowNC!!! hey! you have made the same mistake?? SO... I am NOT screwed?? I haven't destroyed my precious gun??

Again..I really don't have any plans for taking these ed brown grips off unless the wood got chipped to hell and needed to be replaced...

woodrowNC
12-04-2010, 11:34
if anything the grip bushings would come out, then you could cut them off from the bottom side of the grip.

more likely this.

drc767
12-04-2010, 11:37
I just realized that the Loctite that I put on my 1911's grip screws was not the BLUE colored thread locker but Loctite brand super glue!.... I AM RETARDED. I bought a tiny thing of loctite at lowes and it was a blue container and I thought it was the same thing as thread locker.

Am I screwed? I will say, the grip screws don't feel like they will ever come loose.

Heat will work, but you may kill the grips in the process. The other option is the hope the bushings remove with the screws still glued to the threads. Then put a small set of vice grips on the bushings, put some heat to the backside of the grip/bushing and hope you have get it hot enough to remove the screws. Worse case scenario, you will be out a set of bushing......pretty inexpensive mistake.

TrueGunNut
12-04-2010, 11:38
if anything the grip bushings would come out, then you could cut them off from the bottom side of the grip.

I don't understand this scenario. Would this ruin the gun if I took my allen wrench and unscrewed the bloody hell out of the grip screws until they came out along with the bushings?

leftfield
12-04-2010, 11:38
Fingernail polish remover or anything with acetone removes superglue.

woodrowNC
12-04-2010, 11:38
part of your drunken gunsmithing :animlol:

:rofl::rofl: good one.

no, not grip screws. larger bolts at work. large enough that heat wouldn't affect things in a negative way. but the principles the same.

TrueGunNut
12-04-2010, 11:39
Heat will work, but you may kill the grips in the process. The other option is the hope the bushings remove with the screws still glued to the threads. Then put a small set of vice grips on the bushings, put some heat to the backside of the grip/bushing and hope you have get it hot enough to remove the screws. Worse case scenario, you will be out a set of bushing......pretty inexpensive mistake.

OK..i feel much better now!!!......... :faint:

Hokie1911
12-04-2010, 11:40
Honestly, it sounds like you have totally F'd up your Brown. It's pretty worthless at this point. I will PM you my FFL's info and you can send it to me for uhhhh, proper disposal.

woodrowNC
12-04-2010, 11:44
OK..i feel much better now!!!......... :faint:

none of this answeres your original question.... am i retarded? :rofl:

joking of course.

Quack
12-04-2010, 11:53
Honestly, it sounds like you have totally F'd up your Brown. It's pretty worthless at this point. I will PM you my FFL's info and you can send it to me for uhhhh, proper disposal.

Reading> Hokie.:tongueout:

they are Ed Brown Rosewood grips on a Valor.

so you can have the grips, i call the gun :supergrin:

Dandapani
12-04-2010, 11:53
At least the screws won't come out on their own. :whistling:

woodrowNC
12-04-2010, 11:58
[QUOTE=drc767;16403817]Heat will work, but you may kill the grips in the process. The other option is the hope the bushings remove with the screws still glued to the threads. Then put a small set of vice grips on the bushings, put some heat to the backside of the grip/bushing and hope you have get it hot enough to remove the screws. Worse case scenario, you will be out a set of bushing......pretty inexpensive mistake.[/QUOTE

remove the mag and try heating from inside the grip frame. less chance of ruining the grips. maybe.

TrueGunNut
12-04-2010, 11:58
http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/2223/photoeo.jpg

http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/5852/photo2vb.jpg

She still looks pretty attractive. First pic you can see some overrun of the glue :crying:

woodrowNC
12-04-2010, 12:18
http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/2223/photoeo.jpg

http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/5852/photo2vb.jpg

She still looks pretty attractive. First pic you can see some overrun of the glue :crying:

very nice looking pistol, btw.

TrueGunNut
12-04-2010, 12:41
Thanks! I must agree with you. She runs flawlessly and i love the classic rosewood grips over the slim vz grips, they were a constant headache, always dirtying up.

Hokie1911
12-04-2010, 12:44
Reading> Hokie.:tongueout:

they are Ed Brown Rosewood grips on a Valor.

so you can have the grips, i call the gun :supergrin:

:rofl:

Thought he said he did it on a Brown AND a DW.

DustyJacket
12-04-2010, 13:23
Just leave it alone for now.

Worry about it when you HAVE TO remove the grips, if ever.

okie
12-04-2010, 13:33
I hope you can get the screws out my friend:nailbiting:

TrueGunNut
12-04-2010, 14:07
DustyJacket is right. ATTN: FOLKS..I aint worried bout it no mo!

woodrowNC
12-04-2010, 14:18
DustyJacket is right. ATTN: FOLKS..I aint worried bout it no mo!

good man. don't sweat the small stuff. :wavey:

KY23
12-04-2010, 14:25
Take a soldering iron and heat the screw up and keep trying. I think you can probably get it out without hurting anything.