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Unread 05-01-2011, 08:38 PM
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locktight?

I have a few choices in locktite what bottle should I use on my Base's?
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    Unread 05-01-2011, 08:59 PM
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    Re: locktight?

    If you feel you have to locktite the bases use blue! Screws with blue locktite can be removed without using heat, but still hold well.
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    Unread 05-02-2011, 11:02 AM
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    Re: locktight?

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    I have a few choices in locktite what bottle should I use on my Base's?
    Most people will tell you to use 242 (color blue) for base screws, but Loctite will tell you not to! They will tell you to use 222 (color purple). Above all never use the red stuff!! Also buy the small bottle of Loctite Primer, and put it in the female as well as on the male threads. Let it set for about five or ten minutes. Then put a drop of threadlocker on each screw (rub the threadlocker all the way around the thread, but do not use very much). 242 is actually ment for screws that are 6mm and larger.
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    Re: locktight?

    I use the red which is 271. It is the best holding and can be removed with heating the screw with the tip of a soldering iron.
    I worked for Loctite back in Ohio for 8 yrs.
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    Unread 05-02-2011, 07:34 PM
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    Re: locktight?

    I use the purple stuff (222). I still want to get the screws loose if I want to change something. If I ever have a problem I will change.

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    Unread 05-03-2011, 12:15 PM
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    Re: locktight?

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    I use the purple stuff (222). I still want to get the screws loose if I want to change something. If I ever have a problem I will change.

    Jason
    I've never had a mounting screw come loose with purple, and some of my bases have been mounted on somethings that generate some serious recoil. I have used the blue in a pinch. Also have used another brand or two that I thought was better than Loctite, but screws were a bear to remove.
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    Unread 05-05-2011, 03:14 AM
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    Re: locktight?

    Just weld them in place and you wont have to worry about that locktite bs.
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