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Old 07-30-2012, 11:46 AM   #1
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Default Which loctite do you use?????

Hey guys i have some older blue loctite thread locker and im still having bolts back out. Somewhere on here i read where its better to use red loctite but I have used it before on other stuff and almost had to break the bolt and ream it out to get it out. So whats your opinion.
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:56 AM   #2
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With red lock tight you have to heat the part to get locktite to let go i know from experience i red locktited set screws for drive shafts when shaft broke i had to use a pencil torch to apply heat quickly the locktite realeased and screw came out with ease
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:03 PM   #3
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I didn't vote, because I use both! If it's something I rarely take apart, it gets the red. Try heating the screw/bolt head with your soldering iron before removing. Also, throw away that old bottle of the blue and get some new. Some have an expiration date on the bottle. Buy a new red one too if it is old. Also make sure your screw is clean (no oil or grease)
and lastly, try the stick form of locktite. My son gave me a stick of the red, and I like it a lot! Not near as messy. If you're not familiar with it, it's in a container like chapstick. Hope this helps man...........Blah, Blah, Blah
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:15 PM   #4
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Default Re: Which loctite do you use?????

Neither is the answer.

All depends on screw size, screw material, material being screwed...etc.

There is not end all be all of loc-tites for everything.

One tip I find helpful...clean parts with acetone first, real good.

Another tip...buy from automotive stores, not hobby shops. I've never had the same luck when buying the hobby branded stuff compared to real loc-tite.

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Old 07-30-2012, 12:35 PM   #5
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All depends on screw size, screw material, material being screwed...etc.

There is not end all be all of loc-tites for everything.

Exactly

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Old 07-30-2012, 02:31 PM   #6
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well the Blue 242 loc-tite that i have is about 2 years old now and I just got a new tube of the red 271. I haven't used the red yet but I did use the blue on the knuckle c-hub screw and the damn thing backed out and bent like a pretzel. Im fixing to order a set of beef tubes so no more plastic to metal c-hub mounting. C.H.U.D did you use any threadlocker on yours when you installed your beef tubes in the AR60 axles?
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Old 07-30-2012, 03:03 PM   #7
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If used, Blue only. "Real" Loctite.
Some parts don''t need anything at all.
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Old 07-30-2012, 03:17 PM   #8
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C.H.U.D did you use any threadlocker on yours when you installed your beef tubes in the AR60 axles?
No because I planned on taking it apart again to drill and tap the top hole for the 4-link/truss mount.
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Old 07-30-2012, 04:05 PM   #9
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I use blue almost exclusively. I like the gel stuff. I did however recently use red when assembling my MIPs for my Wraith. Seemed like a good time to use red
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Old 07-30-2012, 04:53 PM   #10
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couldn't vote cause i use both ....red for stuff i don't want to come loose untill i need it apart, and blue for everything else ........bob

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Old 07-30-2012, 04:57 PM   #11
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and lastly, try the stick form of locktite. My son gave me a stick of the red, and I like it a lot! Not near as messy.
where can i buy the stick....i can't find nothing but permatex at any auto stores, seems no body likes to carry loctite brand ........bob

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Old 07-30-2012, 05:10 PM   #12
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Default Re: Which loctite do you use?????

There's many Loctites available depending on the application. The most common are Loctite 222, purple-ish in color, mainly used for small machine screws. ( M2, 00-80,2-56) Loctite 242, the blue colored stuff everyone seems to know about. It's rated for fasteners up to 1/4" in diameter. The Loctite 262 is the red colored stuff, it's made for fasteners up to 3/4" in diameter. There's the machine shop favorite, Loctite 609. It looks like alien blood and stinks to hell and back. Nothing is vibrating apart when this is used.

I've been using Loctite 425 lately for small fasteners, it flows like a CA glue,it's black in color. It seems to work very well on the chub and kingpin screws so far.
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Old 07-30-2012, 06:31 PM   #13
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I use 222 purple for RC stuff because I like to take things back apart. Works great. The only problem is finding it. I've ordered it from McMaster.

Blue can be a bit aggressive. I've had to take a propane torch to berg axle cases to get them apart when blue was used. Not mine of course. Not to name names, but he has z's in his name.......

I've used red to mount bushings in auto trans servos, they held up to 200F ATF. No way I'd use red for typical RC applications.
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:03 PM   #14
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blue holds if you properly clean the area first,,, able to be taken apart again.........ill go blue all the way and not jujst cause its my fav color.....you cant use any rc brand though as its all knockoff...use the real deal
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:03 PM   #15
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Loctite has a primer to use with anything "shiney", Stainless, Nickel plated, Chrome, or Alum. You can get the primer in a stick also.
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Old 08-03-2012, 04:31 PM   #16
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Blue has worked well for me!
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Old 08-04-2012, 01:15 AM   #17
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I used Blue back in my nitro days and it works great I don't see why you would need red on a crawler... seems like overkill unless you never want to get your rig apart
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Old 08-04-2012, 03:00 AM   #18
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it helps to have very clean threads and locktight primer om either kind...
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:45 AM   #19
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I use Loctite 222MS. Its designed for smaller fastners. I don't know if its any better or not but that's what I use.
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:52 AM   #20
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I too use both but I probably use red more than some.. A little heat and it breaks free rather easily..
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