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Old 10-23-2018, 01:37 PM
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I use gel based thread lock and have never lost a nut, however I have learned that it's possible to use too much thread lock and have accidentally rounded a hex insert on the wheel when trying to loosen the nut for maintenance later... I had to use a micro torch to melt the thread lock in order to get the wheel off... I have also learned to hit the torch on the nut for a split second if I feel that the glue doesn't want to break before stripping wheel hexes. Just be sure to shield the plastic wheel with some duct tape so you don't get burn marks on the plastic. I have learned that once I get enough build up of thread lock already on the threads, then I don't need to apply any fresh thread lock as it already works in similar fashion to a nylon lock nut at this point anyway.
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