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How does loctite work?

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by teamfast, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. Dec 15, 2011 at 7:58 AM
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    teamfast

    teamfast [OP] Get busy living, or get busy dying.

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    Ive used the stuff for years but never thought about how a liquid could hold two pieces of metal together permanently!
     
  2. Dec 15, 2011 at 8:03 AM
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    From their website: "Threadlockers are a single component anaerobic adhesive comprised of unique liquid resins that harden (or cure) to a durable solid when exposed to metal ions in the absence of air. The anaerobic cure mechanism allows the adhesive to flow and evenly settle to lock and seal threaded fasteners without curing permanently. Any excess threadlocker will remain liquid, and is easily wiped away from the assembly."

    I wish it wasn't so expensive. But it is great stuff. Used to use it all the time at the bicycle manufacturing place I worked for. We used green and red. Green was hard as hell to undo if you ever had to. Made red look like a walk in the park.
     
  3. Dec 15, 2011 at 8:11 AM
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    Never even seen or heard of green. I've always used blue for light duty or red if I didn't want it to come out again. I've had to use a torch to release a bolt with threadlocker red on it before, that green stuff sounds like it's 1 step below putting JB Weld on the threads.
     
  4. Dec 15, 2011 at 10:05 AM
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    Yeah, this shit: http://www.henkelna.com/industrial/...anguage=en&BU=industrial&redDotUID=0000000I3Q

    It took a heat gun and many many rounded off allen keys to get those parts out. The thread locker never really let go, it just allowed you to start forcing the parts out. Haha.
     
  5. Dec 15, 2011 at 10:13 AM
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    Green? Crazy. I thought red was the ultimate.
     
  6. Dec 15, 2011 at 11:40 AM
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    I use green on injector cups in diesels. A pita to remove.
     
  7. Dec 15, 2011 at 11:52 AM
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    Green = furniture to the ceiling :D
     
  8. Dec 15, 2011 at 1:59 PM
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    Metal furniture to a metal ceiling perhaps :D
     
  9. Dec 16, 2011 at 6:41 AM
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    :headbang: while listening to metal
     
  10. Dec 16, 2011 at 10:38 AM
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    While wearing steel toe boots?
     
  11. Dec 18, 2011 at 10:41 PM
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    There was green locktite on my Drive shaft bolts when I took it apart to do the U-joints....almost blew out a nut getting them loose :eek:
     
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