- Sep 27, 2011
- Southern Arizona
You use thread locker on the QD muzzle device only.
You were in jail or your suppressor was in jail??I finally pick up my suppressed yesterday after being in jail for 120 days. This is my first can. The guy at the shop said I need to use Rocksett thread locker on the threads of the barrel because of the heat off the barrel and torque if down to 30 ft/lbs.
How many of you use a thread locker on the threads and is it necessary to use it? I understand torquing it down.
SuppressorYou were in jail or your suppressor was in jail??
Red isn't even close to permanent.I have 3 suppressors, and torque all 3 to 35lbs onto barrel. Have had none come loose. If you use a bonding agent, only use Blue LocTite, NOT the Red! Red is a permanent locking bond! And it only takes a little bit!
Unless you way WAY overheat your barrel you aren't going to get to a point where strength of the correct thread locker is impacted by firing schedule. Just don't try to unscrew a suppressor on a brake when it when it's hot because generally the can will be locked on the brake tighter than then brake on the barrel and at the end of the day there's only so much break away torque any thread locker can add. Metal expands when it's hot, and the difference in expansion between titanium, aluminum, and steel comes in to play on the can whereas the brake and barrel are both steel.Red loctite isn't permanent, and heat is one of the common methods to get it to release. I haven't tried it on a muzzle device, but securing a part that's going to heat up quickly as the gun is fired with a compound that releases when heated has always seemed like a bad idea to me.