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Old 04-07-2011, 03:14 PM
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is it ok to use the blue loctite for a screw that goes into plastic. also of my screws keep coming loose on my stampede. just want to make sure it is ok for plastic.
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Team Durango tells you to use Red loctite on there "plastic" but not sure about using blue. Might want to Google Loctite and check there website?
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Blue loctite would probably be your best bet. Red is for a more permanent bond.
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ok what about CA glue. i have seen were people say CA glue to plasic is what loctite is to metal.
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What you want is Tamiya Thread Locker. Loctite will eat into the plastic, making it brittle. I learned this the hard way. Used some on one of my buggies, when I picked it up in the morning, the whole chassis broke into 20 or more pieces.
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Originally Posted by sstumpf View Post
is it ok to use the blue loctite for a screw that goes into plastic. also of my screws keep coming loose on my stampede. just want to make sure it is ok for plastic.

100% NO"
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Originally Posted by BigRM View Post
What you want is Tamiya Thread Locker. Loctite will eat into the plastic, making it brittle. I learned this the hard way. Used some on one of my buggies, when I picked it up in the morning, the whole chassis broke into 20 or more pieces.

100% correct" CA glue also works for thread lock
on plastic.... Any loctite any color is death to plastic (period)
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It's cheaper to buy a bottle that says CA glue on it then to buy CA glue
that says plastic thread locker on it... LOL"
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Use CA glue to plastic. It will bond but isnt made for long term but will do the job until part can be replaced or reglued.
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CA is too brittle and will shatter when exposed to too much vibration. Anaerobic gel thread locker, like the Tamiya stuff, will flex slightly, dampening any vibration that would otherwise cause the screw to back out.
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I should be sponsored by Blue Loctite I use so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Have never had a problem nor have I ever heard of it damaging plastic!!!!
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Funny thing is I just purchased some Loctite Super Glue at Lowe's. I have been told that super glue is ok to use. Anyone know if I am ok or do I need to return. Have stripped screw that attaches Rustler shock to RPM arm.
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Originally Posted by BigRM View Post
Loctite will eat into the plastic, making it brittle. I learned this the hard way. Used some on one of my minis, when I picked it up in the morning, the whole chassis broke into 20 or more pieces.
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