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    avid elixir rotors

    Just had to take my rear rotor off to gain access for a spoke replacement. Bolts are nicely coated with blue loctite. Could do with some advice, do i have to remove this blue loctite and replace with new or can i just screw the bolts back in? This is the first time these bolts have been removed.

    If i have to remove then what can i use that gets blue loctite off?

    I think i should replace with new...

    Any additional advice about refitting my rotor after fixing my spoke would be appreciated.

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    I've not replaced the loctite after only 1 removal. Should be enough left over.
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    Just for safety sake, I put a drop of new Loctite on the threads before putting it back together, but it's probably okay to not as well.
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    put tiny amount of grease and forget adding loc tite.

    you'll know if they ever come loose, which they won't.

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    Grease is almost as good as Loctite, add some Loctite 242 or any kind of grease on the bolts, no need to remove the Loctite that's on them. Some manufacturers say to discard the bolts and replace with new, but that's just BS.

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    guys, thank you for your responses. In the end I just put the bolts back in and torqued and everything is fine.

    Didnt know that you could put grease on, thanks for the tip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NiceJumper View Post
    guys, thank you for your responses. In the end I just put the bolts back in and torqued and everything is fine.

    Didnt know that you could put grease on, thanks for the tip.
    Grease actually helps your torque them down. (and protects the threads)

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    Quote Originally Posted by client_9 View Post
    Grease actually helps your torque them down. (and protects the threads)
    Gives a more accurate torque reading..

    To get the old Loctite off, heat it with a torch. That is what makes it turn loose.

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