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Old 04-25-2011, 07:33 AM   #1
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What color thread lock should i use on my d8
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Old 04-25-2011, 08:34 AM   #2
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BLUE. Only use red on stuff that is supposed to never come apart.
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Blue Loctite, and get the GEL. It doesn't spill and works just as well..
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Blue Loctite, and get the GEL. It doesn't spill and works just as well..


But doesn't last nearly as long. A liquid bottle can last Year's Vs the Gel which is Month's. (I guess pending how much you wrench)
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But doesn't last nearly as long. A liquid bottle can last Year's Vs the Gel which is Month's. (I guess pending how much you wrench)
I been on the same bottle of gel for a long time, you don't waste as much.
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I been on the same bottle of gel for a long time, you don't waste as much.


I wrench alot i guess. I never found the gel to last much past a couple 3 or so month's before i was opening the tube to snatch up some more. Ever since buying a Large luquid bottle (Sure it was 20$+) But Im still not 1/2 was through it in a Year+. So By my standards the Liquid is the way to go.

PS Don't cut such a large hole in the tip and you wont have it oozing all over the place.
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I use the permatex blue gel.I have 2 race seasons on one tube.The reason I use gel is because i do not put locktite on the threads.I put it on the angles part of the flat head screw that comes into contact with the chassis. Tighten them down and wipe off any excess. It drys and makes a nice seal that keeps the screws from vibrating loose or tighter and it keeps them from backing out. Gun smiths use this method when attaching rails to receivers and rings to bases. Also screwing the stock to the action when the rifle is pillar bedded. Even with the losi motor mount screws and washers I use this technique and have not had an issue since doing so.I put it on the screw and the back side of the washer....just make sure everything is clean and you will be good.
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I use the permatex blue gel.I have 2 race seasons on one tube.The reason I use gel is because i do not put locktite on the threads.I put it on the angles part of the flat head screw that comes into contact with the chassis. Tighten them down and wipe off any excess. It drys and makes a nice seal that keeps the screws from vibrating loose or tighter and it keeps them from backing out. Gun smiths use this method when attaching rails to receivers and rings to bases. Also screwing the stock to the action when the rifle is pillar bedded. Even with the losi motor mount screws and washers I use this technique and have not had an issue since doing so.I put it on the screw and the back side of the washer....just make sure everything is clean and you will be good.
THis makes total sense, since it is anerobic, im going to try this method. Im currently race preping mine to get ready for some 2 hour test sessions.
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Get the blue one and shake the bottle before using.
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I use the stick. Haven't had any issues with it. Don't have to worry about drying out, getting hard or leaking.
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I use the stick. Haven't had any issues with it. Don't have to worry about drying out, getting hard or leaking.
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I use the stick loctite. It seems to work the best for me and lasts a long time. It just seems harder to find than the liquid in stores.
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