Dad-Blasted Chicago Screws!!

Dad-Blasted Chicago Screws!!

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    Dad-Blasted Chicago Screws!!

    I picked up an Uncle Mike's Kydex holster for my USP, just so I can carry OWB in comfort around the house...

    Only problem is the tension and cant are set with chicago screws. And naturally, these screws are lock-tited and have nothing to grab onto, so they just spin when I try to adjust them.

    I got one of them to break free, but there are 3 more that have laughed at my best efforts. I even tried some penetrating solvent overnight, but all it did was make the screws slick so I can't hold them. Pliers have proved ineffective as well.

    I need some suggestions!


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    Can you get a pair of wire cutters to grip on the edge of the screws?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ront View Post
    Can you get a pair of wire cutters to grip on the edge of the screws?

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    I got the pliers to grab, but the lock-tite is strong enough that it just tears up the screw when I turn it. I haven't tried wire cutters though.

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    Put the wire cutters up on end so that you can really grad the screw. It will nick the head of the screw.

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    WHEW! I thought you were mad at the Chicago Police! Guess that shows my age huh?
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    Heat.

    Heat breaks the bond.

    Start with a hair dryer...if that aint enough move up to a heat gun.

    Give it a minute or two and it'll loosen right up. Be careful not too get to much on the Kydex though or it'll soften and lose its form.
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    Second what Hotguns said. Heat will work on the loctite. If its the temporary loctite, I've loosened it with acetone
    also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    Heat.

    Heat breaks the bond.

    Start with a hair dryer...if that aint enough move up to a heat gun.

    Give it a minute or two and it'll loosen right up. Be careful not too get to much on the Kydex though or it'll soften and lose its form.
    Thx, I'll try that. now, where to find a hair dryer in a house full of bachelors...

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    Hand your holster to a 4 year old...he/she will have the screws out in just a few minutes...
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    Touch the head of the screw with a soldering iron for just a little while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnimalKracker View Post
    Touch the head of the screw with a soldering iron for just a little while.
    ding ding ding!! That worked perfectly. I believe I owe you a box of ammo, sir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnimalKracker View Post
    Touch the head of the screw with a soldering iron for just a little while.
    I'v tryed this and if not over done it works good

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    Becareful when you take the screw loose, it doesn't take long to look at a hot horseshoe either.

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