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Old 10-05-2008, 01:29 PM   #1
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i just went to buy thread lock and dont know whats the best
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Old 10-05-2008, 01:36 PM   #2
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get some blue loctite 242 or 243 really good hold but you can still get things undone if you need to.

here a link so you can see what it looks like if you haven't seen it before

http://www.filmtools.com/loctite-242...sive-glue.html

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Blue and only Blue get the gel from your local auto parts store. Less mess and you get twice as much for half the price at your lhs. Remember you only need it between the threads. Don't over due it.
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Don't use red on most things because you won't be able to get it out and will end up stripping the screw.
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i just got pacer z-42 but thats not the stuff you guys are telling me to get ill take it back and get gel if thats the best
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Old 10-05-2008, 02:21 PM   #6
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have you got a web link for the product it may just be the loctite 242 produce rebanded for the local market.

as long as it's not red thread lock you should be fine.

just googled it looks fine just like the loctite product
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do i just put on the thread lock and put the part back together
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Loctite and Permatex both work well but yeah, make sure its blue, the red stuff will not come out easy if at all.

Who makes the gel?
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Yeah, put it on all screws that go into metal, no need for the ones that go into plastic.
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if it's a new screw or nut Etc I use a spray on degreaser first then apply a small amount of the thread lock on to the thread and a small amount in to the nut etc then tighten them up, back it of about half way and then tighten them up again just to make sure both parts are coated then wipe off any excess that may be on anything.

What ever you do don't get any on bearings
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i dislike the gel over the liquid....imo u dont get as much and i think the liquid does a better job.
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Loctite and Permatex both work well but yeah, make sure its blue, the red stuff will not come out easy if at all.

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Permatex makes the Gel, It comes in a tube with a screw type bottom. Makes it easy to dispense just what you need.

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if it's a new screw or nut Etc I use a spray on degreaser first then apply a small amount of the thread lock on to the thread and a small amount in to the nut etc then tighten them up, back it of about half way and then tighten them up again just to make sure both parts are coated then wipe off any excess that may be on anything.

What ever you do don't get any on bearings
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Bevery careful when using it on your clutchbell. Getting it on the outside bearing means disaster. It's going to lock that bearing up and burn it up in no time. This is why I like the gel place it on the screw between the threads and thats where it stays. liquid likes to run and drip and cause problems.
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Red on universal setscrews. blue everything else.

heat your axles with heatgun if removal of setscrews is needed, then red will break free like blue. every1 seems to ignore that step w/consequences.

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THATS WHY IM PUTING THREAD LOCKER ON THEM BUT I GOING OVER THE HOLE BUGGY THIS TIME IM GOING TO GET THE RED FOR THE DRIVE CUPS THANKS FOR THAT INFO YOU GUYS ARE GREAT
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Blue for everything except drivecup set screws - those get red as already mentioned. Using a quality wrench and heating red with a soldering gun will make thode come apart without trouble.

Grease and oil prevent loctite from setting up properly or at all. Both screw and nut or the threaded hole its going into need to be grease free - I use contact cleaner on everything, but any residue free solvent will work. Loctite also needs at least several hrs to setup and develop strength so it will do what its supposed to. Don't expect loctite to work 5min after applying it.
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