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Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by SeaPA, Jan 13, 2019.

  1. Jan 13, 2019 at 5:39 AM
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    SeaPA

    SeaPA [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys,

    I'm installing a bed step and predator steps today. Should I use locktite? If so which kind, red or blue?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jan 13, 2019 at 5:42 AM
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    Clearwater Bill

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  3. Jan 13, 2019 at 5:44 AM
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    That's what I was thinking, thanks!
     
  4. Jan 13, 2019 at 5:50 AM
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    IDK for sure hence asking if I need it. Locktite creates a bond to hold the screws in that is strong enough to hold due to road vibration but can be broken when using hand tools to remove.

    No need to pay the dealership to install, you can do it yourself!
     
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  5. Jan 13, 2019 at 5:52 AM
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    Boghog1

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    If you were up north where they salt constantly i would say anti-seize, use blue loctite which comes in a red bottle not red permatex that comes in a blue bottle.
     
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  6. Jan 13, 2019 at 7:05 AM
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    i put mine on.
    it is fast to do, its just a few bolts. Grab some tools and just go somewhere else. Feel good about doing thing on the truck
     
  7. Jan 13, 2019 at 7:23 AM
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    Joe23

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    Check build thread
    I wouldn't put any . Rust is nature's version of loctite
     
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  8. Jan 13, 2019 at 8:24 AM
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    Just go to a local Home Depot Walmart and stick them on.
     
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  9. Jan 13, 2019 at 3:47 PM
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    I’m serious, i’ve Don I numerous times in the parking lots of big chain stores. Have a friend come with you, use some jack stands, and voila. It’s a few bolts.

    Have an ace hardware, pep boy, o’reillys? They will usually let you as well
     
  10. Jan 13, 2019 at 4:03 PM
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    michael roberts

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    As a rule, if a fastener is not going to be removed, and especially if it is subject to vibrations or the threading is sketchy, I Loctite it.
     
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  11. Jan 14, 2019 at 12:56 PM
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    la0d0g

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    Red. Definitely red. :D
     
  12. Jan 14, 2019 at 1:05 PM
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    I'd say weld it on. That should do the trick.
     
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  13. Jan 14, 2019 at 2:38 PM
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    I just used red loctite for wheel spacers. Prolly F’d up but it was too late before I realized I was supposed to use blue :facepalm:
     
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  14. Jan 14, 2019 at 4:05 PM
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    You’ll need a lot of heat on it to break the red, and don’t be surprised if the stud breaks off. Red is seriously strong stuff
     
  15. Jan 14, 2019 at 4:14 PM
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    How long does it take for red to cure? Depending on when he installed it may not be too late.
     
  16. Jan 14, 2019 at 4:15 PM
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    Guess I’ll be buying a torch when it comes time to remove them. :notsure:
     
  17. Jan 14, 2019 at 4:15 PM
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    Ten minutes I think. Installed about an hour ago.
     
  18. Jan 14, 2019 at 4:17 PM
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    Oof. I'd probably give it a shot since it's still pretty fresh.
     
  19. Jan 18, 2019 at 3:18 PM
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    No need for Loctite. The bolts have yellow Loctite on them already.

    Had mine installed today and these folding bed steps are the best thing to come along since sliced bread. Highly recommend them.
     
  20. Jan 18, 2019 at 3:55 PM
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    kjhadfield

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    That link above says fully cured in 24hrs- I’d take care of it now if I were you. Easier fix now or well youll be kicking yourself later… just saying
     

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