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Old 03-28-2008, 09:55 PM   #1
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Hey I have always assumed that even on Nitro Cars the only place that threadlock (blue only) belongs is on a metal to metal application. Recently I had a discussion with a friend who swore by putting it on every screw, that is not a tuning adjustment ie. shock towers and the like. This makes no sense to me but hey what do you guys do with your threadlock?
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Hey I have always assumed that even on Nitro Cars the only place that threadlock (blue only) belongs is on a metal to metal application. Recently I had a discussion with a friend who swore by putting it on every screw, that is not a tuning adjustment ie. shock towers and the like. This makes no sense to me but hey what do you guys do with your threadlock?
You are correct, threadlock is for metals only.
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I have found that threadlock can help as a quick fix in plastic parts that have been lightly stripped. Ie: the new plastic part didn't come in the mail before the weekend race or the local shop couldn't get it in till after the weekend. This also depends on where the screw is. If it's a high stress area like a plastic ball cup for instance, it wont work but if it's one of the 4 screws that hold the cross brace you can get away with it if your in a pinch.
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Threadlock for metal to metal, you can use a small amount of CA for screws in plastic.
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I have found that threadlock can help as a quick fix in plastic parts that have been lightly stripped. Ie: the new plastic part didn't come in the mail before the weekend race or the local shop couldn't get it in till after the weekend. This also depends on where the screw is. If it's a high stress area like a plastic ball cup for instance, it wont work but if it's one of the 4 screws that hold the cross brace you can get away with it if your in a pinch.
Threadlock weakens plastic. You're actually making your stripped part worse that way. I wouldn't recommend further use of threadlock on your stripped plastic parts. Jamea is right, use CA glue!
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