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What to use as thread lock when screwing into plastic?

Old 01-22-2011, 01:34 AM
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What to use as thread lock when screwing into plastic? My droop scews are backing out too easily. Looking for ideas......home remedies, products designed for this, etc
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Old 01-22-2011, 01:49 AM
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What to use as thread lock when screwing into plastic? My droop scews are backing out too easily. Looking for ideas......home remedies, products designed for this, etc
C.A. Glue
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steal your wifes clear enamel nail polish and use that
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That was one of the options mentioned tonight. Does the CA ever booger the plastic threads?
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steal your wifes clear enamel nail polish and use that
I have to get married first
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+1 on the clear nail polish
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I've used loctite thread lock
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CA here...
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I put a drop of CA in the hole and spread it out with a paperclip. Then let it dry and insert the screw again. I also use this trick when I stripped the thread in plastic parts. But than add 2-3 layers inside the hole.
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I found this video where a guy mixes C.A. glue and baking soda. Note: according to the video, the baking soda mixed with the c.a. glue has a chemical reaction that can burn the skin. So use caution if you try this at home..... Also note it seems this technique is permanent. Cool stuff...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjLptQxvQl8

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We Don't have that problem here in PA.
However i did use CA when i lived in Fla.
How it going tom?
Maybe Kevin will fly you in as a designated driver for the truggy at a cash race. You were "fast" the last time.
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I have done that CA+Baking Soda trick before and it is CRAZY strong... I wouldnt use it as any sort of loctite unless you were trying to weld two parts together...
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I have done that CA+Baking Soda trick before and it is CRAZY strong... I wouldnt use it as any sort of loctite unless you were trying to weld two parts together...
RC Airplane guy's have been using CA and baking soda for 20 years it hold threads like no tomorrow. I've seen it used in a wooden rc airplane to make motor mounts threads in bass wood. Use it sparingly it is cement hard and dry's instantly.
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Originally Posted by Redvet79 View Post
We Don't have that problem here in PA.
However i did use CA when i lived in Fla.
How it going tom?
Maybe Kevin will fly you in as a designated driver for the truggy at a cash race. You were "fast" the last time.
He's fast here to..People are all like, "who's this new guy kicking my ass"!!,
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