Originally Posted by celeriac
Quick Question -- I've heard it's good to clean the old gunk from the threads when I undo and replace a bolt that had blue loctite on it. I can clean the bolt threads easily enough with a wire wheel. What can I do about the hole threads?
A wire wheel on the male threads will clean it good enough for Gov't work.
Blow out the female hole for any remnants/dust/powder and you'll be in high cotton, or you could run the cleaned male bolt in and out of the hole a few times to loosen things up just a bit, then blow out the hole.