Loctite Threadlocker Medium Strength 50ml tube. $ Buy It Now. Free Shipping. Product is filled roughly half-full to leave space in the bottle and. The Loctite fl. oz. Blue Thread Locker is designed to lock and seal threaded fasteners to prevent loosening from vibration. It prevents leaks and the. Henkel Loctite Blue Threadlocker is designed for locking and sealing of threaded fasteners which require normal disassembly with standard hand tools.
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Ever get confused about which threadlocker to use? Do you know what the differences are between the red, blue, green and purple threadlocker? To make it simpler for the consumer, our products are available in many different grades to cater to a broad array of applications, from auto maintenance and boat maintenance to a wide rande of household product repair.
So what is the difference between the Red, Blue, Green and Purple threadlocker? This product cures fully in 24 hours and is available in both a liquid and as a semisolid anaerobic. The red products are so powerful that they require heat to be disassembled. A primerless grade red threadlocker is also available. How to remove Red Threadlocker ]. Again this product cures fully in 24 hours and can be dissembled with hand tools.
A primerless grade blue threadlocker is available as well.
Blue Threadlocker Basics ]. The product is categorized as medium-to-high-strength for wicking. It is also available in a liquid form, cures in 24 hours and can be removed with heat and hand tools.
It can also be used on low-strength metals such as aluminum and brass. This offers a lot of flexibility to loctihe user.
Simply put, this product is an anaerobic adhesive applied by drops to the threads of fasteners. It then cures to a hard thermoset plastic that locks the threads together. They are used only for metal to metal applications.
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I broke a wrench on a driveshaft fastener, when I finally got it undone I saw the red Loctite on it… Wish I would have read this first! I have loc-tited two pieces of gun metal together the green type is there any solvent like naptha or mek that could desolve the loc-tite? Methylene chloride will cut anaerobic, but typically is only used to clean gasketing surfaces after things have been disassembled. To disassemble, heat may be the best option. Keep in mind that as heat is applied and the strength of the product weakens it may not be always necessary to heat product over its temperature rating to disassemble.
If you try MEK, it will most likely take several days of saturation to loosen up the assembly. Thank you for the question! First, make sure actual thread inserts are used, not Helicoils. Then make sure the tapped holes are very clean, solvent washed with a non-residue solvent like acetone, IPA, or Loctite Pro Strength Parts Cleaner and blown out. I would then use a red high strength product like Loctite,or to install the inserts.
Apply both in the holes female side and on the outside male threads. Locking in studs into the inserts would be better than bolts, but if the engine used bolts originally and that look is desired, I would suggest Loctite Head Bolt and Water Jacket sealant be used to install the head bolts. Thanks for the quick reply and detailed information. I have already and just ordered the head bolt and water jacket sealer.
That product looks like exactly what I need.
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Lotcite seen this help millions of people relate to a pic in order of appearance J. We use green Loctite to lock our screws into the printhead. Sometimes the screw breaks off. If we try to get it out using a tool the threads get stripped and the whole printhead is then useless.
Is there anything that will dissolve the Loctite without causing damage? Thank you for the question. In most cases, methyl ethyl ketone MEK can be used to dissolve the thraedlocker. Let me know if you have further questions. Hello David, thanks for your question. I have always recommended Methylene Chloride for breaking down and removing anaerobic but MEK will also work.
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Heat is also an option. Let me know if you have further questions or call LOCTITE to speak to someone from our technical support team about your specific application needs.
Is there a shelf life on red Loctite? Hi Ken, thanks for your question.
That date is the threeadlocker we warranty performance based on internal testing. After this point, we can no longer guarantee the performance. The shelf life is set for each product locite based on its chemistry and specific formulation, and is verified by physical testing. If you have inadvertently used expired product, the best thing to do is self-certify by testing some of the parts that were put together using the expired material to ensure that it has performed to your specifications.
I hope that helps! Thanks again for reaching out. Ive read through threadllocker different colours of Loctite, however I am still unsure of which one to buy. I am going to use it for holding 10mm bolts secure on my bed. Hi Ryan, thanks for your question.
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I would recommend our blue threadlocker for your application. G10 to std SS helicoil. Looking for alt for a long lead short shelf life product. Hi Mike, thanks for your question.
You can find more information on it, lloctite technical data sheets, here: Hi, I am a blow mold designer. I need to know which type of lock-tit can be used for padding an opened water channel. It should with stand water pressure of 5bar.
I really do not want to use heat to loosen for fear of changing the characteristics of the metal. IT is in a tight spot. Is there some sort of loosening agent i can use, such as Acetone. Again i do not want to cause any damage to the parts.
We manufacturer a bench top lab centrifuge which is subject to internal vibrations. The aluminum rotor head mounts on the motor shaft with a pair of alloy steel set screws. The rotor head may need to be removed for replacement, if required. What Threadlocker should be used on the set screws in production? Thank for your feedback … Jeff. Hi Alex, we would need more information to give you a suggestion here.
Acetone is probably not strong enough to break down the threadlocker. A strong solvent like MEK can help, but it may have trouble getting to the threads. I have threxdlocker possible use for Loctite red but the 2 smooth steel round parts have no threads, they slide very tightly threadlocjer each other with very little to no air space between parts, so much so the parts do not wiggle, but do rotate when torque is applied.
I need a permanent bond between the parts which can withstand torque forces. I also need about 5 minutes of work time; how long before Loctite red sets? Hi Llctite, thanks for your question. I would recommend Loctite Retaining Compound for this application.
It can handle up to a. Hello, I am using Locktite on a steel part with steel fasteners. The fasteners are torqued to 55 ft Lbs. Part has high shock load hydraulic shear for metal. Mfr recommends checking torque of fasteners after cuts. Will checking the torque of a tight fastener that uses Locktite affect the strength of the bond?
Will the fastener tend to loosen after the torque value is checked 3 or 4 times? If a fastener is moved after full cure, all locking strength is lost and only prevailing torque is left.
The suggested method of checking the quality of fastener locking strength is to assemble a number of fasteners in actual threaddlocker parts and determine the strength variation for all fasteners. We would suggest sampling 20 fasteners for threaclocker test. I trheadlocker to make sure the insert will never come back out and can withstand the heat.